Committee Completes Work
The Corvallis School District’s long range facilities master planning process has reached an important milestone with the completion of the work of the Long Range Facilities Planning Committee on November 28. The committee’s work began last January and continued with monthly meetings through June, 2017. Following a period of community listening sessions, the committee convened again this fall for two meetings in November with the objective of incorporating community input and updated costs into a final recommendation.
For a complete review of committee meetings and materials, please visit the Facilities Planning Committee Workshops page HERE.
The final recommendation of the committee includes completing capital repairs or projects in eleven buildings (including safety and structural upgrades), enhancing educational programming spaces in most schools, and replacing Hoover and Lincoln Elementary Schools with new buildings on the existing school sites. The total projected cost for the committee’s final recommendation is $214.4 million, which includes the new Hoover school. The new Hoover school was not included in the draft plan that was shared at the October Community Information Nights.
A full report, including the superintendent’s recommendation to the board will be presented to the school board at their December 7, 2017 board meeting. Public testimony will also be taken at the meeting. For information about providing public input, please review the public input guidelines. The school board will take up the discussion again at a special work session, on December 18 at 6:30 pm. No public testimony will be taken at that meeting. A final vote is expected at the January 11 board meeting.
Thank you to all committee members for the many hours of meetings, preparation for the meetings, and for the thoughtful contributions to the final recommendation.