2018 Facilities Bond

School Board Approves Facilities Bond Measure

The board approved the Long Range Facilities Plan at their January 11, 2018 meeting. After prioritizing school projects, they voted to place a general obligation bond on the May 15, 2018 ballot for school facilities improvements. The total amount of the bond is $199,916,925 million.

Safety and Security Upgrades

School emergency preparedness is a process that involves district staff, parents, students, school security professionals, school resource officers (SROs), emergency responders, and the community at large. Projects included in the 2018 facilities bond include safety upgrades at existing schools. Safety and security will also be designed into new construction at Lincoln and Hoover Elementary Schools.

Increase Capacity for Elementary (K-5)

Projects in the bond are designed to address overcrowding and replace all portable classrooms and replace two elementary schools (Lincoln and Hoover), with new buildings on existing sites;

Renovate and Repair School Buildings

The average age of Corvallis elementary schools is 60 years old. Bond projects will address critical maintenance issues to extend the life of school buildings and increase energy efficiency throughout the district. A comprehensive assessment of all buildings was completed in 2017 and is available at the link below.

Additional Resources

Committee workshop materials and Benton County elections resources are available at the links below.

Preparing for the future of learning in Corvallis

In early 2016, an Innovation Team made up of educators and school administrators was convened by the superintendent. The team was asked to  envision what is possible for students as we prepare for a bright future. The culmination of that process was shared with the school board in a summary report, The Road Ahead. The team was invited to explore ways to provide dynamic instruction to better equip students for success in a rapidly-changing world and envision powerful learning environments to support 21st century skill development.

Superintendent Noss subsequently convened a Long Range Facilities Planning Committee to incorporate the work of the Innovation Team,  review facility needs and recommend a Long Range Facilities Master Plan that would address the aging infrastructure in our district. The committee completed their work in November 2017. The Long Range Facilities Plan will be published to the web later this month.