Progress continues on our construction bond projects with work lining up to begin this summer on Meridian Creek Middle School, the 700 Building renovation at West Linn High School, and the addition of Music and Drama program space at Wilsonville High School. Planning continues to progress for the Sunset Primary School project as well. We anticipate a groundbreaking ceremony for Meridian Creek sometime in May or June!
Bond Projects Move Forward!
I would also like to pass on Director of Operations Tim Woodley's appreciation for the amazing professional efforts that resulted in the City of Wilsonville Development Review Board's unanimous approval of the Conditional Use (Stage II) permit to build the new middle school in Wilsonville Monday night. Tim shares his pride and awe of work that has gone into this project by city staff, neighbors, our school community, our Board, our Long Range Planning Committee, district staff and our talented and integreous design professionals. These are historic moments for our cities, our schools, and our communities. I want to share my thanks and appreciation for all and recognize Tim for his steady and mission-driven leadership in this work. Remember to visit the site on our WLWV School District homepage if you would like to participate in the naming of our new middle school.
Construction on a new softball locker room/concession stand combination at Rosemont Ridge Middle School is well underway. The project is paid for with money from West Linn-Wilsonville School District's 2014 Capital Bond. Building started a few weeks after the start of school in late September and the project will be completed sometime in the spring, hopefully in time for the start of the softball season.
A little over a year ago, our community generously renewed its commitment to quality schools by renewing a local option levy, which supports the hiring of classroom teachers and support staff across the district, and supporting a capital construction bond. The bond will support the building of a new middle school in Wilsonville, the rebuilding of Sunset Primary School in West Linn, the improvement and addition of classroom space at each of our high schools, and safety, security, and technology upgrades at each of our school sites. Projects are well underway in various stages of design, development, permitting, or construction and we have deeply appreciated the participation and feedback of our staff, our citizens, our cities and our community partners as we move these processes forward.
Facilities improvements are well underway thanks to the construction bond thoughtfully supported by voters last November. Design and development is on track towards a 2017 opening of a new middle school in Wilsonville and a re-imagined Sunset Primary school in West Linn. Projects focused on safety, technology, deferred maintenance, and the creation of space for science, engineering, music, drama, and art are currently in motion and many of the results will be noticeable in our schools as we return this fall. Thank you again for your support.