Thanks the community’s approval of a bond measure in 2018, schools all across the district are receiving expansions and/or improvements.
The district has finished its third year of construction under the bond program. To date, 90% of architectural design work is complete, and 63% of planned construction is substantially complete, meaning the spaces are ready to be used for school operations. Fifty-four out of the district’s 60 school sites are either in architectural design, under construction, or substantially complete.
At Eyre Elementary, bond improvements were complete in the fall of 2021. Eyre received nine new classrooms, a new cafeteria and kitchen, a multipurpose fitness room, a secured check-in space at the front entry, electronic badge access system upgrades, gym improvements, the portable classrooms were removed, and much more.
All schools in the district will receive some level of improvement under the bond. The following table gives a summary of the status of work at schools in the South Salem High School feeder system.
|School||Project start||Project end||Status|
|South Salem High||Spring 2020||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Leslie Middle||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Houck Middle||Summer 2022||Fall 2023||In design|
|Judson Elementary||Summer 2019||Summer 2020||Complete|
|Bush Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Candalaria Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Eyre Elementary||Summer 2020||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Four Corners Elementary||Summer 2022||Fall 2023||In design|
|Lee Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|McKinley Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Morningside Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
|Pringle Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2023||In design|
|Richmond Elementary||Summer 2021||Fall 2021||Complete|
Many schools across Salem and Keizer in the district’s five other high school feeder systems are also in various phases of construction or complete.
Thank you, voters, for providing relief for overcrowding, increased safety and security, expanded career and technical (vocational) education opportunities, and more for our students.
For more information about the 2018 bond program, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status.