Corvallis School District holds open house for concept designs

Members of the Corvallis community were invited to Garfield Elementary School to see the latest concept designs for several school upgrades in their area.

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 11:25 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2019 10:25 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Corvallis community is starting to see some of the results of a school bond measure they passed last May.

Teachers, parents and school board members went to Garfield Elementary School on Wednesday evening to see concept designs and learn more about some projects that will be starting this summer, thanks to that nearly $200 million school bond measure.

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The bond measure allowed the Corvallis School District to begin work on the first major construction and renovation projects in the district.

This evening, concept plans for Garfield, Lincoln and Hoover Elementary Schools, as well as Crescent Valley and Corvallis High Schools were presented.

Lincoln and Hoover Elementary Schools will get completely new facilities and the other schools will have things like building additions, seismic improvements and facilities upgrades for sports and Career and Technical Education.

Brian McDonald is a parent of two students in the district, and he thinks the community is really becoming excited by what they're seeing.

"Once people see all the plans and all the changes and the exciting things, I think they'll be -- I mean, the bond was highly supported," McDonald said. "But, I think it just creates that momentum and people feel good about what the changes are."

As these projects move along, school board members will be receiving updates about their progress every month. At their June 20 school board meeting, board members will be reviewing final schematic designs for these projects and their estimated costs.

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