Under a new state law, Oregonians can send their children to any public school that has space to take them, even outside their school district. Eugene 4J public school choice information meetings begin this week with the first session from 7 to 8 pm Thursday, Jan. 26, at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. School visitation weeks will be Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 and Feb. 27 to March 2. The next information meeting will be from 7 to 8 pm Thursday, Feb. 23, also at the 4J Education Center.
A school choice information fair will be from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, Feb. 11, at Chávez Elementary School, 1510 W. 14th Ave. All 4J schools will have representatives there to talk to parents.
Each school offers different activities and times when parents can visit. Please phone ahead or see the schedule of events at www.4j.lane.edu/choice
The deadline for school choice request forms to be included in the lottery is 5 pm Friday, March 23. Forms are available online or at any 4J school.