Bond Program

In May 2018, Corvallis voters approved a $199,916,925 capital construction bond, enabling us to transform our aging infrastructure and provide more innovative and equitable opportunities for all. We are committed to engaging the community in the upcoming phases of our construction projects and welcome your participation.

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Bond Program Information

About the Bond

The 2018 Bond Program will help us continue to provide an equitable learning environment for all students in all schools. Bond projects will inspire students to achieve their educational goals while continuing to provide excellent stewardship of taxpayer resources.

Program Management

Wenaha Group was selected to manage the district’s bond program. The bond program will include a number of phases including:

  • conceptual planning (preliminary work conducted by staff)
  • design development (stakeholder engagement during this phase)
  • bidding and contract awards
  • construction

All aspects of the bond program will be aligned with the work of the district Innovation Team and the Core Values for Educational DesignThe 2018 Facilities Bond Program Management Plan provides the strategies and procedures that will be implemented by the district to successfully execute the bond program. This plan establishes an organizational framework, roles and responsibilities of key participants, decision-making protocols, cost management strategies, and reporting requirements.

Bond Oversight Committee

This is an advisory committee to the superintendent, the purpose of which is to ensure bond revenues are used only for the purposes consistent with the voter-approved 2018 bond measure and consistent with state law.

Learn More about the Committee

Bond FAQs

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Projects and timelines are located on the School Projects page.

Wenaha Group was selected to manage the district’s bond program. The organizational chart can be viewed HERE. View the About the Bond section to learn more.

Some small projects began in the summer of 2018. Most construction projects will begin in the summer of 2019. New school construction can take up to 24 months, depending on the extent of the construction. Students will remain in their current school while a replacement school is built on another part of the current school property. You can view the project schedule on each school’s bond project page.

This committee consists of volunteers who will actively review and report on the proper expenditure of taxpayers’ money for school construction and advise the public as to whether the school district is complying with the ballot measure language. The committee was selected through an application process and is advisory to the superintendent. Visit the Bond Oversight Committee page for more information.

The currently available research on the health effects of artificial turf does not suggest that it presents a significant public health risk. Crumb rubber is the most commonly used infill for synthetic sports fields and most school districts have transitioned to synthetic sports fields from grass fields. Crescent Valley is the only high school in our athletic league with a grass field. As part of the bond program, the CHS turf is being replaced in July 2018 and the CV grass field is scheduled to be replaced with synthetic turf.  Crumb rubber is a durable and low-cost material that provides shock absorption, traction, and foot stability. It also extends the life of synthetic turf systems. Synthetic turf offers a positive net health impact because of the reduced risk of impact injuries.

Student and staff health and safety is a significant consideration in our sports facilities projects. We will continue to monitor the outcome of a soon to be published EPA study and will follow recommendations from health officials.

Every school building in the district will be impacted by the bond. Projects include safety and security upgrades, replacement of roofs and plumbing, heating and cooling upgrades, and energy-efficient lighting.  School improvements would create enhanced STEM And CTE classrooms and dedicated classrooms in elementary schools for art/science instruction, music, and collaborative work areas for small group instruction.

Long Range Facilities Planning Committee comprised of community members and school district staff developed a comprehensive facilities plan with public input from an additional 300 parents, staff, and community members. The recommended plan included projects totaling $211 million. The superintendent recommended a modified version of the plan totaling $206 million to the Corvallis School Board.  The Corvallis School Board prioritized and further reduced the the number of projects in the bond measure to place a $199,916,925 bond measure on the ballot. Projects are planned for all district schools with details available HERE.

Nearly 80 individuals representing staff, parents/guardians, and community members participated in the district’s Design Guidance Teams. Teams are divided into four topic areas, including Health & Wellness, Operations, Teaching & Learning, and Safety.  District leaders and architects facilitated the discussions in these four areas to prioritize recommendations for district-wide standards that will then be shared with technical teams. View the Design Advisory Team charter HERE.

The decision to fully renovate or completely replace an older building depends on the school building’s construction and condition, educational adequacy, site feasibility, and the scope of the work to be completed. Lincoln and Husky Elementary Schools would require capital repairs that are more than 70% of the cost to replace with a new school building.

School staff and families will be involved in planning for new school buildings and major renovations of existing schools to help preserve the unique aspects of each school and its integration into the surrounding community.

Yes. The bond projects will increase capacity that can accommodate projected growth in school enrollment.

The bonds approved by voters in November 2002 will fully expire in 2019; the average levy rate of those bonds has been $1.64 per $1,000 of assessed value. This bond measure will result in an estimated combined levy rate of $1.98 per $1,000 of assessed value, or an increase of $0.34 per $1,000 of assessed value when compared to the average levy rate of the last bond.

School gardens are an important component of outdoor learning opportunities for students. If required by construction projects, school gardens will be relocated on the school site.

No. Capital construction bonds cannot pay for operational expenses like staffing. Hiring additional teachers would be required to lower class size. It would reduce school crowding by providing additional classroom and collaborative learning spaces in most schools in the district. You can learn more about the school district budget and how funds are used on the Finance Department page.

The Corvallis School Board voted to approve a Boundary Adjustment Review in August 2019. A Boundary Review Task Force was formed in October 2019. More information is available on the Boundary Review page.

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