School Board Votes to Move Forward with May Bond

On Feb 24, the Centennial School District School Board voted to place an $85 million bond on the May 17, 2016 ballot. In addition, the Oregon School Improvement will issue a $7,095,543 grant to further assist construction fees.

As previously discussed, the bond will cover building repairs, plumbing, safety and security updates, adding multi-purpose rooms to CSD schools, and building a new middle school.

Security improvements will include upgrades to intercoms, cameras, and automatic door locks. Roofs, windows, siding, and other building repairs will be made as well.

With that, all sixth graders will be moved to the middle schools. The new one will be located on existing district property at 172 and Foster.

Centennial School Board Chair Shar Girard said, “We are confident that this is the most cost effective package that we can put before the voters. The items on the bond are a result of the work of a facilities committee made up of parents, community members and school district staff. In addition, we surveyed the community on what they wanted and gathered input from our employees and parents.”