Bethel School District

Eugene, Oregon USA

Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Bethel School District #52, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 will be conducted virtually from the Bethel School District Administrative Office, Board Room, 4640 Barger Drive, Eugene, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on the 26th day of May 2020 at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to hear comments from the public on the budget.

Per ORS 192.670, the meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and will be open to the public.  Public comment will be taken verbally during the virtual meeting.  Those wanting to make public comment during the meeting will need to email Connie Quinn at connie.quinn@bethel.k12.or.us by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.  Please provide your name, phone number and address in your email.  Information to join the meeting will be available on the agenda posted on the Bethel School District website prior to the budget meeting.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 26, 2020, at the Bethel School District Administration Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the District office for more information: 541-689-3280. This is a public virtual meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the virtual meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

Educators Honored By Superintendent, Students & Families

National Teacher Appreciation Week was an opportunity to recognize all Bethel educators. In the last two months, they have connected with their students and families perhaps like never before. And, in this time of constant Zoom meetings, Superintendent Chris Parra joins families in honoring the work – and care – demonstrated by Bethel staff.

Plant Sale Deals In Generosity & Support

Due to social distancing recommendations, Kalapuya’s annual Plant Sale became a drive-thru, and also turned into the most successful sale yet.

They only accepted donations while also giving away hundreds of vegetable starts, but the annual Kalapuya Plant Sale still raised more money than ever before thanks to the community’s kindness.

Through sheets of rain and long lines of cars, the sale distributed more than 3,000 plants raised in the Kalapuya greenhouse. More than 600 plants were dispersed every hour.

As cars drove up to the school, plants were handed over and very generous donations were dropped off. Community members clearly wanted to help Kalapuya help others.

Along with all the free vegetable starts given away, all the money raised will go back into the KHS Horticulture program and the Bethel Farm.

Community Supporting Bethel Families

While practicing social distancing, Kalapuya’s Stefan Aumack (left) thanked Ryan Young, Johnathan Boggs, and Jan Griffin from Northwest Community Credit Union for their unsolicited support of Bethel schools and families.

Bethel School District appreciates and wants to recognize the generous unsolicited support from local groups and organizations to help the District and community with unique needs during the coronavirus economic hardship.

The First United Methodist Church and their regional conference of churches, the Oregon Community Credit Union Foundation, and Northwest Community Credit Union are among those who have supported us.

We have been fielding questions from community members eager to help, and many local groups can use support. For example:

Food for Lane County is feeding thousands throughout our community.

United Way of Lane County is providing food boxes, rental assistance, technology supports, and health care needs to our most vulnerable communities.

–Our own Bethel Education Foundation.

There are a multitude of local nonprofits and agencies providing relief for families that would welcome your assistance. We would welcome any emails or phone calls if you would like help in identifying an agency that matches your ability to support.