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Bond Update: Summer 2017 – January 2018

Posted on: September 1, 2017


Bond Oversight Committee Meeting
Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m.
District Office

The bond project plan and timeline is nearly complete, and work is scheduled to start this summer at school sites around the district.

This summer, high-priority projects at 18 school sites will begin, including upgrades at 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, the district office and facility department.

The project list includes Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements, fire alarms and doors, food science classroom and PE locker room upgrades, and improvements to address HVAC, plumbing, paving, roofing and seismic needs.

See the list of school sites and projects. 

Demolition and reconstruction work will also start at Oak Grove Elementary School as soon as school is out for the year.

Designs for the new building are complete. See the latest drawings.


West Albany High School: Architects updated the School Board on plans for West Albany High School during a work session on Dec. 11. Design work for the phase one reconstruction project is expected to be done in April. DLR architect Karen Montovino said the goal of the design is for spaces that would be flexible and adaptable while providing career and technical education spaces that respond to the needs of the students and build community within the student body and provide a cohesive whole of the existing building.

Read more information in the Board Packet.

November 2017

November End-of-Month Report on Project Progress

Oak Grove Elementary School: In a joint meeting, the School Board and Bond Oversight Committee voted to replace Oak Grove rather than renovate the building. This will increase the project costs by an estimated $167,883, but it will allow for a faster completion and result in a safer school that is more energy efficient. Construction will start in June 2018. The building will be ready for students in fall 2019.

Oak Grove Elementary School Design Drawing

October 2017

The Bond Oversight Committee meets regularly to hear status reports for the projects.

The exterior design for the new elementary school near Timber Ridge has been finalized. The next step is to focus on interior elements.

Space has been designated and initial designs are complete for the career technical education programs in middle schools.

September 2017

Designs were unveiled for the new elementary school near Timber Ridge. The exterior design is nearly complete.

New Elementary School

Design drawings
Design concept video

Calapooia Middle School

Designs and plans for instructional space for applied learning

South Albany High School

Project timelines, project goals, conceptual designs

West Albany High School

Project timelines, projects goals, information about design planning process

Summer 2017

Planning has started for the bond projects, including the early stages of design work and development of a timeline to allow projects to be completed on schedule.


Fall 2019:

  • New elementary school
  • Rebuild of Oak Grove Elementary School
  • Vocational space/gym at South Albany High school.

Summer 2020:

  • Phase 1 of West Albany High School

Draft project timeline