Eugene 4J School Board to Discuss Superintendent Search Process


The Springfield and Bethel school boards are scheduled to meet on Monday. The Eugene school board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday this week.

Eugène School Board

Details: Working session at 5.30 p.m. and regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The meeting will be held virtually on Zoom at The public can follow the live broadcast of the meeting on the district website or on radio KRVM-AM 1280.

Those interested in submitting public comments can complete an online request at before 5 p.m. Monday.

People can continue to submit written comments via email to [email protected]

To note : The board will discuss the process for selecting a new superintendent during the working session preceding the Wednesday evening meeting. The meeting will include a consultant from the Oregon School Boards Association and the two new board members who will be sworn in to the board on July 1, according to Agenda.

During the regular meeting, the board will hear updates on the structural issues of the Kelly Middle School building (which also houses Yujin Gakuen Elementary School until the construction of the new North Eugene High School). There are plans to vote on whether or not to approve items related to the ongoing bond projects, including the construction of the new Edison Elementary School. He will also vote on whether or not to approve a salary increase for district summer program staff.

The district hopes the pay increase will encourage staff to take summer programs after a grueling school year during the pandemic.

Springfield School Board

Details: Fact-finding hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Monday. Budget hearing and following regular meeting immediately thereafter. The meeting and hearings will be held virtually in light of COVID-19. The public can watch the meeting live via Zoom at or listen by phone at 929-205-6099 with webinar ID 889 2623 6859.

Public comments on both hearings and the regular meeting can all be submitted by email to [email protected] by noon Monday with the subject line clearly labeled as public comment for the hearing or the meeting in question.

Items to note: The school board will be asked to approve the district’s proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year on Monday evening, following a final budget hearing.

The proposed district budget for next year is $ 226.4 million, of which $ 128.7 million is for the district general fund, an increase of 0.3% over the budget for the year. school 2020-2021. However, the overall amount of all funds is down 1.1% from the previous year, largely due to the lack of bond funds, as shown in the proposed budget.

Highlights of the budget include the addition of more than three full-time positions for certified staff due to a planned increase in enrollments, five new full-time custodian positions and the use of 6.9 Million dollars in Student Success Act student investment account funds to support needs, including behavioral and mental support.

The proposed budget was developed last month on the assumption that the Oregon legislature would approve the State School Fund (which allocates the vast majority of general funds to school districts) at $ 9.1 billion for the biennium. 2021-2023.

Lawmakers have in fact delegated a record $ 9.3 billion for the biennium. With that in mind, the district is maintaining its originally proposed budget and seeking council approval on Monday.

Bethel School Board

Details: Regular meeting at 6.30 p.m. on Monday. Meeting held virtually. Zoom information on how members of the public can connect will be posted on the district’s website,, by noon Monday. People can register to make public comments by noon Monday at this link and can be emailed to [email protected]

Items to note: The Bethel School Board will hear updates from district staff on summer school programs. The board also has two action items on the agenda: approving the supplementary budget for the 2020-2021 school year and “(withdraw) Jason Betterley and (appoint) Skylar Fairchild as the person designated by the LEA to the law on emergency response to asbestos-related hazards. (AHERA) responsibilities and / or requirements ”and“ oversee the district healthy schools plan (ODE) ”.

Contact reporter Jordyn Brown at [email protected] or 541-246-4264, and follow her on Twitter @the jordynmarron and Instagram @registerguard. Support local journalism, subscribe to The Register-Guard.


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