Fall 2014 Work
Work is well underway
on the voter-approved May 2014, $680 million School Bond Measure. The bond will
build a new elementary school, a new middle school, a new high school and
replace three grade schools (Hazeldale, Vose, William Walker) and the Arts & Communication Magnet
Academy. It will also fix leaking and deteriorating roofs, and make
seismic safety, access and technology upgrades at the District's 47 other schools.
As part of the District’s work to prepare for the 2014 Bond construction program, in early 2013 staff embarked on a process to develop a new set of Educational Specifications (Ed Specs) to guide the planning and design of future school buildings. The basis of the Ed Specs is the educational program. Educational programs require space which should be configured with certain physical attributes and characteristics. In essence, the shape and nature of place supports, and is defined by, educational programs. A properly designed place, taking careful consideration of a student’s educational needs, makes a positive contribution to learning.
Replacement School Sequence Information
The 2014 Bond will replace three elementary schools as well as the Arts & Communication Academy (ACMA).
The sequence is as follows:
- Vose Elementary School
will move into the Timberland middle school during the 2016-2017 school
year and into the new building on the Vose school property in
- William Walker Elementary School
will move into the Timberland middle school during the 2017-2018 school
year and into the new building on the William Walker school property in
- Hazeldale Elementary School will
move into the Timberland middle school during the 2018-2019 school year
and into the new building on the Hazeldale school property in the
2019-2020 school year.
- The Arts & Communication Magnet Academy
will move into the Timberland middle school during the 2019-2020 school
year and into the new building on the ACMA school property in the
2020-2021 school year.
New High School and New Middle School Update
Architects have been chosen for both the middle school and high school. Boora Architechts will design the new high school and Mahlum Architects will design the new middle school.
Currently, both projects are in the master planning and design phase. Both teams are meeting with the Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) to determine energy saving elements in design and planning. Some elements that will play a part are: the District's sustainability program, green schools, our technical standards that dig into energy efficiency, schools that operate as a learning tool, and healthy environments. The intent is to kickstart that process with some discussion and collaboration.
The selection committee for the construction contractor to build the new middle school
selected Skanska. Skanska is a very large, highly qualified contractor
that has performed well for the BSD on prior projects including the
following in the 2006 Bond: Bonny Slope Elementary School, Beaver Acres
Elementary School addition, and the Transportation Support Center (TSC)
The selection committee for the construction contractor to build the new high school
selected Hoffman Construction Company of Oregon. Hoffman is new to the
District but has a long history of completing large projects in Oregon
for clients such as Nike, Sandy High School, Randall Children's
Hospital, and the Port of Portland.(Pictured: Energy Trust of Oregon meeting with BSD for new middle school)
Portables have moved
bond is funding the relocation of seven portable classroom buildings to
help reduce overcrowding at three schools. At Springville K-8, two buildings have been delivered, and will be ready for occupancy soon. At Stoller Middle School, four buildings have been delivered, two buildings have been leveled and connected. At Montclair Elementray School, a site development permit has been received, and site preparation is underway.