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Out with the old…Oak Grove demolition has begun

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Demolition of Oak Grove Elementary School has begun. The “newer” section with the gymnasium and four classroom pod has been completely torn down and only a pile of rubble remains.

Fencing to the east of the campus is being removed and the new two-acre land purchase to the east of the school is being prepped for the new bus loop and staff parking areas. Two trees were taken down today and preparations are beginning for asbestos abatement in the older portion of the building that was built in 1948.

The new school is expected to open in time for school in fall 2019.

See more information about the project. 

Groundbreaking ceremony is official start of Oak Grove construction

Posted on: June 1, 2018

Construction on the new Oak Grove Elementary School will start as soon as school ends. To kick off the project, the school held an official groundbreaking ceremony at the school on June 1.

The event was the second groundbreaking for new construction funded by the 2017 bond measure. The groundbreaking at the new Meadow Ridge Elementary School was April 25.

As with Meadow Ridge, the event was an opportunity to thank voters for approving the bond and to acknowledge the many people who are on the project team or part of the design and approval process. It was also a chance for students to participate at the earliest stages of the new school construction process. The Oak Grove choir sang The Star Spangled Banner, and selected students helped with a ceremonial shovel of dirt.

Superintendent Tonja Everest acknowledged the following dignitaries:

Chair of Benton County Supervisors: Xanthippe Augerot
Board Members: Chair Smith, Vice Chair Ward, Director Butzner
HMKCo: David McKay, Program Director;  Steve Earle, Project Manager
gLAs Architects: Jesse Grant, Architect; Trace Ward, Architect; Robin He, Architectural Designer
Gerding Builders: Tom Gerding, President; Ryan McAlister, Pre-Construction Manager; Jorge Juarez-Hernandez, Project Manager;  Michelle Goodrick, Marketing Manager

Watch the Facebook video from this morning’s event.

Oak Grove Choir Students at the Oak Grove groundbreaking ceremony. Speaker at the Oak Grove groundbreaking ceremony. Oak Grove Choir Students shoveling dirt. Students waiting to shovel dirt. Students waiting to shovel dirt. Students waiting to shovel dirt. Men carrying shovels.

Bond update has images and news about upcoming bond projects

Posted on: May 24, 2018

This month, district staff hosted two community meetings to share information about planning the projects for the 2017 bond.

After a year of planning and project design, projects are ready to start this summer. New construction will include the Meadow Ridge Elementary School near Timber Ridge and the replacement construction for Oak Grove Elementary School.

Other projects to provide critical facility updates are scheduled around the district.

For more information, see the presentation slides from the meetings. Additional updates will be posted on the website when construction starts.

La actualización del Bono Escolar tiene imágenes y noticias sobre los próximos proyectos del bono

Este mes, el personal del distrito organizó dos reuniones comunitarias para compartir información sobre la planificación de los proyectos para el bono escolar 2017.

Después de un año de planificación y diseño de proyectos, los proyectos están listos para comenzar este verano. La nueva construcción incluirá la escuela primaria Meadow Ridge cerca de Timber Ridge y la construcción para reemplazar la escuela primaria Oak Grove.

Otros proyectos para proporcionar renovaciones críticas de las instalaciones están programados en todo el distrito.

Para obtener más información, consulte las diapositivas de la presentación de las reuniones. Se publicarán actualizaciones adicionales en el sitio web cuando comience la construcción.