You’re Invited! Final Bond Community Forum
Board seeks public input before final decisions
Eugene School District 4J’s school board is considering referring a bond measure to voters on the November 2018 ballot to replace and improve aging school buildings and learning materials.
Community members are invited to a final bond community forum on August 1 to discuss the potential bond measure and share their views with school board members and district staff, before the board takes action on August 15.
Bond Community Forum
Wednesday, August 1, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
4J Education Center
200 N. Monroe St., Eugene
The potential bond measure has been planned for several years and examined in-depth for 18 months in a thorough, thoughtful, community-engaged process, including a series of community forums and surveys.
More than $1 Billion in capital needs have been identified in the district, including facility repairs and improvements, capacity to address overcrowding, security and safety, technology, and more. Community input has helped inform the potential project list for a bond measure that would address some, but not all, of the identified capital needs.
Capital improvements under consideration for the potential bond measure include:
• Replace three aging schools—new buildings for North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, Camas Ridge Elementary School
• Address overcrowding and projected growth in the Sheldon region with a new elementary school or other means to increase capacity
• Renovate facilities for program relocations, including Yujin Gakuen, Corridor, ECCO, the NATIVES program, and Chinese immersion
• Improve school safety and security including entry security and some seismic upgrades
• Improve facility equity and access
• Support career technical education
• Replace aging school buses
• Adopt curriculum
• Modernize technology
• Provide critical maintenance, repairs and improvements.
After the final community forum, the board will further discuss the potential bond measure on August 1 and 8, leading to a final decision on August 15.