4J School District considers bond options

The 4J School Board is considering four options to fund building renovation or replacement projects. (SBG photo)

EUGENE, Ore. – Voters in the Eugene School District may need to make an important money decision by late 2018.

The 4J School Board is considering four options laid out by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas.

Costs for the new bond would run from $75 million dollars at the low end all the way up to $300 million.

District managers say the idea for a revised bond grew out of the last bond approved by voters in 2013.

“At that time, there was the expectation that there would be a second phase, another bond measure potentially coming in a few years. We're now look at that next stage,” said Kerry Delf, Eugene 4J School District spokesperson.

Delf said nothing is set in stone, but they’re going by a 4J facilities plan from 4 years ago. It listed North Eugene High School, Camas Ridge Elementary and Edison Elementary schools as top schools to replace or renovate.

Officials say they plan to hold forums with students and residents before the school board makes any final decisions.

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