Board of Directors

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About

The seven-member Board of Directors, which is the policy making body of the school district, derives its legal authority from the statutes of the State of Oregon.

The board selects the superintendent as the district's executive officer and delegates the responsibility for implementing its policies and plans to the superintendent. The board also has the annual responsibility of adopting a balanced school district budget.

Meetings

The school board usually meets in regular public sessions on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Education Center, 200 North Monroe, Eugene. Special meetings and work sessions are scheduled as necessary. Copies of the agenda for school board meetings and background information about the agenda are available at each school board meeting; agendas also are posted online before each meeting. All regular board meetings are broadcast live on the district's radio station, KRVM-AM 1280.

Public Input

The school board encourages public input. Comments on items that are not on the board's agenda may be made at the beginning of each meeting. Audience members who wish to speak may sign up at the beginning of the meeting. Comments also may be sent to board@4j.lane.edu. For questions and information please call 541-790-7706.

Policies

Copies of school board policies and the district's administrative rules can be reviewed at each school and in the Education Center at 200 North Monroe Street. School board policies can also be reviewed at the Eugene Public Library and are also available online at http://policy.osba.org/eugene/.

Elections

Board members are elected from the district at large to serve four-year terms. Board elections occur in May of each odd numbered year. To be eligible for election to the board, a person must be a registered voter in the school district, and have been a resident of the district for one year immediately preceding the election. Board members serve without pay. The term of office for board members begins on July 1 immediately following the election.

Goals

The school board sets goals annually for itself and district administration; each year's goals are posted on this website.

Membership

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Jennifer Geller, Chair
Fax:  541-790-7711 
Email:  jgeller@4j.lane.edu   

Served since:  July 1, 2009 in Position #6 
Term ends:  June 30, 2013 
Occupation:  Instructor, University of Oregon, University Teaching and Learning Center.
School Board Appointments:  4J Budget Committee.   
Current Community Involvement:  Eugene Public Library Foundation Board; Stand for Children; 4J school volunteer. 

Beth Gerot
1270 River Road
Eugene, OR 97404
Home: 541-689-5747
Work: 541-688-1040
Fax: 541-688-8077
Email:
gerot_b@4j.lane.edu

Served since: January 20, 1999 in Position #3
Term ends: June 30, 2013

Occupation: Co-Owner, Woodruff Nursery & Landscapes, Inc.; Partner, G & P Homes, LLC 

School Board Appointments: 4J Budget Committee; Executive Leadership for Educators team member; Oregon School Boards Association President; OSBA Legislative Policy Committee member; OSBA Budget Committee; OSBA Finance Committee; OSBA Legal Assistance Trust; Oregon Quality Education Commission.

Current Community Involvement: Eugene City Club; Eugene Chamber of Commerce; Oregon Business Association; Oregon Association of Nurserymen; Oregon Landscape Contractors Association.
 


Alicia Hays
274 Regal Court
Eugene, OR 97401
Home: 541-344-6262
Work: 541-682-7492
Fax: 541-682-7494
Email:
hays_a@4j.lane.edu 
Served since: Jan. 8, 2007 in Position #1
Term ends: June 30, 2015  
Occupation: Director, Lane County Department of Children and Families  
School Board Appointments: 4J Budget Committee.
Current Community Involvement:  Direction Service Board Member; Mobility International USA - National Advisory Council; Oregon Positive Youth Development Alliance Coordinating Team, Chair; United Way's Success by Six Leader Team.

Anne Marie Levis
931 Oak Street  
Eugene, OR   97401  
Work:  541-485-1932
Fax:  541-485-3460
Served since:  July 1, 2009 in Position #2   
Term ends:  June 30, 2013   
Occupation:  President of Funk/Levis & Associates, a Brand Marketing Firm
School Board Appointments:  4J Budget Committee. 
Current Community Involvement:  University of Oregon Alumni Association; Looking Glass Youth Services; Lundquist College of Business, Business Advisory Committee; Lane League, an advocacy group supporting Lane Community College; ShelterCare Fundraising Committee.
 

Craig Smith 
2611 Suncrest Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
Home: 541-485-4513
Work: 541-686-8511
Fax: 541-344-2025
Email:
smith_cr@4j.lane.edu

Served since: July 1, 1995 in Position #4
Term ends: June 30, 2015

Occupation: Attorney
School Board Appointments: Board Chairperson (1999-2001 and 2009-2011); 4J Budget Committee.
Current Community Involvement: Eugene Chamber of Commerce; Eugene Rotary Club; Eugene City Club.
   

Jim Torrey
3393 Arlington Ave.
Eugene, OR 97408
Home: 541-687-7220
Fax: 541-683-6063
Email: jtorrey@4j.lane.edu
 
Served since: July 1, 2007 in Position #5
Term ends: June 30, 2015
 
Occupation: Consultant  
School Board Appointments: 4J Budget Committee. 
 
Current Community Involvement: Eugene Chamber of Commerce; Eugene Rotary Club; PeaceHealth Oregon Region Board of Directors; Lane Council of Governments.
 

Mary Walston, Vice Chair
245 Sunnyside Drive
Eugene, OR   97404
Home:  541-689-1422
Work: 541-912-5260
Fax: 541-689-1422
Served since:  September 30, 2009 in Position #7
Term ends:  June 30, 2015 
Occupation: Consultant, Group Motion
School Board Appointments:  4J Budget Committee; Financial Policy Committee: Charter Schools Council
Current Community Involvement:  Leadership Eugene-Springfield Steering Committee; Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union Board Member; Stand for Children; 4J classroom volunteer