You’re Invited! Final Bond Community Forum

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.

More about the potential bond measure