Taft Elementary students, parents and Lincoln City community invited to tour new facilities at the school!
Public Invited to Celebrate New Taft Elementary Classroom Wing at Open House & Literacy Night
Story provided by Lincoln County School District
Last June, four old portable classroom buildings were hauled away from the north side of Taft Elementary School, to be replaced by a permanent classroom addition that opened on Jan. 7.
Principal Christopher Sullivan says students, teachers, and staff are thrilled with the beautiful addition to their 62-year-old school. The public is invited to get a first-hand look at the new classrooms at an open house celebration planned for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.
The open house is being held in conjunction with Family Literacy Night. Everyone is welcome to visit the school, tour the new addition, and enjoy refreshments, including clam chowder provided courtesy of Mo’s Restaurant. Fun family literacy activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. and will include a book giveaway for children.
The 9,700-square-foot school addition includes two sixth-grade classrooms, three special education classrooms, and space for the north area Homeless Education & Literacy Project (the school district’s program to assist homeless students).
The expansion project was funded through proceeds from a $63 million general obligation bond measure that voters approved in May 2011. The construction manager/general contractor for the Taft project was Quade Commercial Construction of Lincoln City, which reports that 91 percent of project funds were expended locally, with Lincoln County subcontractors and businesses.