School Building Improvement Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

School Building Improvement
Bond Program

  • Larger health and safety bond projects are getting underway this summer thanks to the voters who supported the May 2017 Bond.

    PPS is planning to have drinking fountains and kitchen faucets in all the schools replaced by the end of this summer. Additionally, the first seismically strengthened roof projects will get underway at Beverly Cleary Fernwood, and Martin Luther King Jr. School.  These schools will also receive ADA improvements plus new fire sprinkler systems and fire alarm improvements.

    Lewis Elementary will get a retrofit to bring it up to modern seismic code thanks to a seismic rehabilitation grant from Business Oregon. Lewis will also receive new fire alarm and fire sprinkler systems and ADA improvements. Health and safety work at Chapman Elementary and Jefferson High School includes the removal and replacement of asbestos containing flooring throughout the building. 

    Modernization work is also proceeding. The School Board has approved the master plan for the new Kellogg Middle School and demolition is underway. Madison High School had its master plan approved in May.  Design work continues and construction at Madison will begin in the summer of 2019.

    At the one year mark, construction at Grant High School is in full swing. This summer new additions on the west side of the school will take shape, seismic upgrades will be in place and interior framing of the new classrooms in the historic building will be underway. Grant is the last major project from the 2012 Bond. It will re-open at the start of the 2019-20 school year.

    Based on the latest project budget projections from the modernization/rebuild projects the program is now $89 to $125 million dollars below the amount needed to deliver these projects as envisioned in the initial master planning phase.  The Office of School Modernization is working with the School Board for opportunities and options to rectify the situation. PPS remains committed to deliver robust high school and middle school projects and to maintain the trust of voters in our community.

Bond Community Engagement Slide Show

FDW 9_21 Students in design teams at work #2
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