Bond-Funded School Improvement Projects Still In Progress
With the grand opening of the new Waldport High School in September, many people may think the “to-do list” of capital improvement projects at local schools is finished. In fact, work is scheduled through the next several months at many district schools.
“We are done with our biggest projects but still have work that will keep us busy through June 2015,” says Rich Belloni, director of support services for Lincoln County School Distri
ct. “The good news is that we will accomplish everything that we said we would do – all 39 portable classroom buildings are gone, and there are no more schools in the tsunami zone.”
In May 2011, county voters approved a $63 million bond measure to fund school improvements. To date, the school district has completed all scheduled new construction, totaling approximately 170,400 square feet. This includes the new Waldport High School and construction of classrooms and other school improvements at Oceanlake Elementary, Newport High, Newport Intermediate, Newport Prep Academy, Sam Case Primary, Taft Elementary, Taft High, Toledo Elementary, and Toledo Junior/Senior High.
Work still to be completed includes installing more than 200 unit ventilators and digital controls in classrooms at Taft Elementary, Toledo Junior/Senior High, Newport Prep Academy and Newport High; replacing inefficient windows at Taft Elementary; upgrading roofing at Taft Elementary, Toledo Junior/Senior High, and Newport High; and completing all construction punch list items at Waldport High.
Complete information about LCSD’s bond projects – including financial reports, work completed, and photos – can be found by clicking here.