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.
With the start of school just a little more than a month away, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District is working towards finishing minor summer projects and beginning bigger ones in preparation for the coming school year.
The district received $84.5 million in bond money in November, which will go primarily to five major projects: the new middle school at Advance Road in Wilsonville, a reconstructed Sunset Primary, a renovated band and art building at Wilsonville High School, a redesigned annex classroom and program building at West Linn High School and a new concessions/restroom building at the Rosemont Ridge Softball Field.
As of now the district is working hard to get permits in place and applications approved before building begins. While wanting to work as quickly as possible, there are a lot of obstacles to maneuver before results can actually be seen.
“We got the bond in November, and from that point the district put a bond team together,” said Director of Operations Tim Woodley. “We hired architects and engineers to help us out through the spring, and then we were able to start in on some of the designs and permits."
The new middle school at Advance Road requires the most work in terms of permits and planning because part of the lot falls outside city limits, but the district has already made progress.
“We’ve done a lot of work with the middle school and have made a stage one application for our next meeting,” Woodley said. “In the fall we will make an application for the development of the site itself. It will have building details, roads, streets and everything that goes into the development. That takes an awful lot of work right there.”
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Advance Rd Initial IGA Meeting
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Rosemont Ridge Softball Team Room Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM Bond Team Internal Meeting