Thanks to voters’ approval of a bond measure in 2018, schools all across the district are receiving expansions and/or improvements.
The district has finished its third year of construction under the bond program. To date, 90% of architectural design work is complete, and 63% of planned construction is substantially complete, meaning the spaces are ready to be used for school operations. Fifty-four out of the district’s 60 school sites are either in architectural design, under construction, or substantially complete.
At Highland Elementary School, bond improvements were complete in the fall of 2020. Highland received electronic badge access system upgrades, improvements to the stage, the old portable was replaced, drainage was improved on the site, the intercom system was upgraded and more.
All schools in the district will receive some level of improvement under the bond. The following table gives a summary of the status of work at schools in the North Salem High School feeder system.
|School||Project start||Project end||Status|
|North Salem High||Spring 2019||Fall 2020||Complete|
|Houck Middle||Summer 2022||Fall 2023||In design|
|Parrish Middle||Summer 2021||Fall 2022||In construction|
|Waldo Middle||Fall 2019||Fall 2020||Complete|
|Auburn Elementary||Summer 2020||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Englewood Elementary||Summer 2020||Winter 2020||Complete|
|Grant Elementary||Summer 2020||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Hallman Elementary||Summer 2022||Fall 2023||In design|
|Highland Elementary||Summer 2020||Fall 2020||Complete|
|Hoover Elementary||Summer 2020||Winter 2020||Complete|
|Miller Elementary||Summer 2020||Winter 2020||Complete|
|Washington Elementary||Summer 2022||Fall 2022||In design|
Many schools across Salem and Keizer in the district’s five other high school feeder systems are also in various phases of construction or are complete.
Thank you, voters, for providing relief for overcrowding, increased safety and security, expanded career and technical (vocational) education opportunities, and more for our students.
For more information about the 2018 bond program, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status