2014 Capital Bond Program

  • One Year Ago - A Message from Superintendent Bill Rhoades

    Posted by Amy Berger at 11/12/2015

    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.

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  • Bond Projects - A Message from Superintendent Bill Rhoades

    Posted by Amy Berger at 8/19/2015

    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.

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  • School District's bond money hard at work

    Posted by Amy Berger at 7/29/2015
    West Linn-Wilsonville School District makes progress on bond projects

    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.”

    Continue reading here: http://pamplinmedia.com/wsp/134-news/267721-141982-school-districts-bond-money-hard-at-work

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  • Capital Construction Bond Progress - A Message from Superintendent Bill Rhoades

    Posted by Amy Berger at 6/3/2015
    Thank you to our design teams for the time and thoughtfulness you have put in to our major bond projects and in helping to envision a new middle school at the Advance Road site in Wilsonville, a reimagined and reconstructed Sunset Primary School, our improved and enlarged performing arts classrooms and facilities at WHS and our redesigned "700" building at WLHS which will support STEAM and Wellness spaces and programs. Preparation and planning will continue throughout the summer. 
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  • Construction Bond Progress - A message from Superintendent Bill Rhoades

    Posted by Amy Berger at 5/7/2015
    Construction Bond Progress

    Design work is underway for many of the projects outlined in the 2014 Capital Construction Bond. Teams are in the process of making recommendations for a new middle school to be built at our Advance Road site in Wilsonville, and for the reimagining and rebuilding of Sunset Primary School in West Linn. Visioning for the upgrades and expansion of spaces for music and drama at Wilsonville High School, and the remodeling of the old "700" building at West Linn High School are underway as well. Many of the district-wide improvements for safety, deferred maintenance, technology, and enhancing learning spaces to support science and engineering programs will begin this summer.
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