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  • Safety Upgrades Highlight Summer Bond Project Progress

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 8/21/2020

    The Athey Creek Middle School Track was resurfaced this summer.   Rosemont Ridge Middle School is receiving several safety upgrades this summer.

    Thanks to the support of the West Linn-Wilsonville community, several construction projects from the 2019 Capital Bond are wrapping up this summer.

    Bond projects include security upgrades at Boones Ferry Primary, Cedaroak Park Primary, Stafford Primary, and Rosemont Ridge Middle School. Secure entryways have been designed and configured at schools throughout the district as we continue to improve safety for students. Entryways are designed to include lockdown hardware in the event of emergencies and better control how and when individuals enter school buildings, funneling all visitors through the main office entrance. Construction is expected to be complete in the coming weeks.

    Other 2019 summer bond projects include a new track replacement at Athey Creek Middle School, the installation of new carpet and vinyl flooring for classrooms and support spaces at Stafford Primary, and mechanical replacements and upgrades at West Linn High School and Wood Middle School. Design of air conditioning installation at Bolton Primary, Cedaroak Park Primary, Stafford Primary, and Willamette Primary is also underway, including improvements to other life cycle replacement work. Air conditioning is expected to be added to the district’s remaining schools next summer, 2021. Boones Ferry Primary received several upgrades this summer.

    While no construction for the major bond projects outlined in the 2019 Capital Bond is scheduled for the imminent future, planning and design is well underway for many. This summer, the district has held several community engagement meetings for the New Athey Creek Middle School at Dollar Street bond project and the Stadium and Parking Improvement bond project at West Linn High School.

    To read more about 2019 Capital Bond progress, please read the last Quarterly Report on the Bond Oversight Committee webpage.

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  • July 30 WLHS Stadium Community Engagement Meeting Information

    Posted by Amy Berger on 7/29/2020

    Below is the meeting information to access the July 30 Community Engagement Meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include time for public questions and input.

    The meeting will be recorded and posted to the district website following the meeting. Community members who are unable to attend the meeting will be able to provide input through an Online Survey that is posted to the bond website. To learn more about the project, please visit the bond website.

    Join online: https://cbre.zoom.us/j/94980135157

    Join by phone: +1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 949 8013 5157

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  • Upcoming Community Meeting for WLHS Stadium Expansion

    Posted by Amy Berger on 7/28/2020

    July 30 WLHS Stadium and Parking Community Engagement Meeting Information

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School district will host a third community meeitng for the West linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion project on Thursday, July 30, at 6 p.m.

    The Zoom link for the virtual meeting and information to join by phone will be provided through this ListServ system and posted to the Bond Website.

    The District will provide a project overview and timeline, review opportunities for public participation, and present updated design concepts. Meeting participants will be able to share their questions and comments. Interested community members can join by computer or phone. The meeting will be recorded and posted to the District website for community members who are unable to participate live. Information for the Zoom meeting link will be provied the day before the meeting for security.

    The West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion project is one of seven major projects funded through the 2019 Capital Bond. The project will increase the size of the stadium, and add parking to accommodate enrollment growth and increase safety. The district has hired a team of architects, engineers, land use planners and other specialists to bring their expertise to the project.

    There are multiple opportunities for community members to participate in the planning process. The best way to stay informed about these opportunities is to sign up for the WLWV-Bond-WLHS-Stadium ListServ. The District is also offering Listening Sessions for community members who want to share their comments and questions outside of the community meeting. To sign up for a phone or video conference Listening Session, please send an email to Steve Faust at steve.faust@3j-consulting.com with your name and contact information. The District is looking forward to conversations with neighbors, staff, school families and students during the design process.

    For more information about the West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion bond project, please visit the district’s bond website.

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  • Archaeological Work at Dollar Street

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 7/17/2020

    The District has retained an Archaeological firm to survey the Dollar St. site for potential historical artifacts. Their team will be surveying the site starting the week of 7/20. They will systematically search the site on foot, using standard industry practices and will not be using any heavy equipment. The field work is anticipated to take approximately one week. Any findings will be compiled in a report, and the report will be posted to the District website.

     

    If you have specific questions regarding this work please contact the Project Manager – Angela Caffrey caffreya@wlwv.k12.or.us

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  • July 16 WLHS Stadium Community Engagement Meeting Information

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 7/15/2020 4:00:00 PM
    Below is the meeting information to access the July 16 Community Engagement Meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include time for public questions and input.
     
    The meeting will be recorded and posted to the district website following the meeting. Community members who are unable to attend the meeting will be able to provide input through an Online Survey that will be posted to the bond website at the conclusion of the meeting. To learn more about the project, please visit the bond website.
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  • July 16 WLHS Stadium and Parking Community Engagement Meeting Information

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 7/13/2020 9:00:00 AM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will host a virtual community meeting for the West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion project on Thursday, July 16, at 6 p.m.

    The Zoom link for the virtual meeting and information to join by phone will be provided through this ListServ system and posted to the Bond Website tomorrow.

    The meeting will provide a project overview and timeline, and offer an opportunity for community members to share their questions and comments. Interested community members can join by computer or phone. The meeting will be recorded and posted to the District website for community members who are unable to participate live. Information for the Zoom meeting link will be provided the day before the meeting for security.  

    The West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion project is one of seven major projects funded through the 2019 Capital Bond. The project will increase the size of the stadium, and add parking to accommodate enrollment growth and increase safety. The district has hired a team of architects, engineers, land use planners and other specialists to bring their expertise to the project.

    There will be multiple opportunities for community members to participate in the planning process. The best way to stay informed about these opportunities is to sign up for the WLWV-Bond-WLHS-Stadium ListServ. The District is also offering Listening Sessions for community members who want to share their comments and questions outside of the community meeting. To sign up for a phone or video conference Listening Session, please send an email to Steve Faust at steve.faust@3j-consulting.com with your name and contact information. The District is looking forward to conversations with neighbors, staff, school families and students during the design process.

    For more information about the West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion bond project, please visit the district’s bond website.

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  • WLHS Stadium & Parking Community Input Opportunities

    Posted by West Linn - Wilsonville School District on 6/18/2020

    The West Lin-Wilsonville School District invites community members to participate in the West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion project. The project is one of seven major projects funded through the 2019 Capital Bond. The project will increase the size of the stadium, and add parking to accommodate enrollment growth and increase safety. The district has hired a team of architects, engineers, land use planners and other specialists to bring their expertise to the project.

    There will be multiple opportunities for community members to participate in the planning process. The District will begin reaching out to stakeholders in the Sunset and Bolton neighborhoods and the greater West Linn-Wilsonville community in the coming days. The best way to stay informed about these opportunities is to sign up for the WLWV-Bond-WLHS-Stadium ListServ.

    The District will host a Virtual Community Meeting in July to provide a project overview for community members and present a project timeline including additional opportunities for community members to become or remain involved. The District is looking forward to engagement from neighbors, staff, school families and students during the design process.

    If you would like to share your initial thoughts or questions about the project, please sign up to participate in a phone or video conference Listening Session by responding to this email address: steve.faust@3j-consulting.com with your name and contact information.

    For more information about the West Linn High School Stadium and Parking Expansion bond project, please visit the district’s bond website.

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  • Survey Link Following May 14 Public Meeting

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 5/14/2020 7:00:00 PM

    Community Meeting No. 2, Athey Creek Middle School at Dollar Street Project on May 14, 2020.

    Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for our second Community Engagement Meeting on May 14. The feedback survey closed on Friday, June 5.

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  • Second Community Engagement Meeting for New Athey Creek Middle School Scheduled for May 14

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 5/7/2020 4:00:00 PM

    The District will host a Virtual Community Engagement meeting for the New Athey Creek Middle School At Dollar Street Bond Project on Thursday, May 14. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom live video conferencing with a survey link to capture community feedback and comments. 

    Please click the link below to join the webinar: 
    https://wlwv-k12.zoom.us/j/95492800142?pwd=N0JXS1BNSG9TZTFmSHkrYmdCb1cwUT09
    Password: 915131

    To join by phone, dial: +1 346-248-7799. You will be asked to enter the Webinar ID and Password.

    Webinar ID: 954-9280-0142

    Password: 915131

    This meeting is the second community meeting on this Bond project.  The first was held in January by invitation of the Willamette Neighborhood Association.  The meeting will include an introduction from Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig and will be facilitated by Land Use Planners from 3J Consulting, Steve Faust and Andrew Tull. During this community engagement meeting, the district will review community feedback provided over the past several months as well as through one-on-one community listening sessions conducted by the Land Use Planners over the past few weeks. This will be followed by a presentation of the site and initial considerations for the design.

    Community members will have the opportunity to learn about these design considerations and provide feedback through an online survey that will be provided at the conclusion of the meeting. 

    A project timeline will be presented during this meeting, providing community members with an overview for what to expect in the coming months. The process timeline will include additional opportunities for the community to become or remain involved and provide input. The District is looking forward to engagement from neighbors, school families, staff, and both current and future students during the design process. 

    For more information about the New Athey Creek Middle School At Dollar Street bond project, including frequently asked questions, please visit the district’s bond website.

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  • Sale Results — West Linn-Wilsonville Sells General Obligation Bonds

    Posted by West Linn-Wilsonville on 2/14/2020 9:00:00 AM

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District sold $147.9 million of the district’s General Obligation (GO) Bond authorization on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The bond was approved by voters in the November 2019 Election.

    Due to high investor interest, the District sold $147.9 million in bonds but will receive $158.1 million for capital projects to be completed over the next few years. The remaining $58.9 million of the $206.8 million bond measure will be sold at a future date to complete the remaining capital projects outlined in the bond measure.

    “Because of low interest rates in the market and the attractiveness of the District’s bonds, Wednesday’s sale resulted in a premium that the District can use for projects outlined in the bond measure,” said Chief Financial Officer Son Le Hughes.

    The bond proceeds from the Feb. 12 sale will result in several key projects across the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Capital projects will address overcrowding across the District, increase Career and Technical Education opportunities for students, increase safety and security, upgrade technology, and fund several other projects District-wide.

    Major projects include a new primary school in Wilsonville, stadium and parking upgrades at West Linn High School, construction of a new Athey Creek Middle School in West Linn, relocation of the district’s third option high school to the existing Athey Creek Middle School building, and construction of a new performing arts center at Wilsonville High School among others.

    In addition to the sale of GO bonds, the District executed a “refunding sale” agreement to save borrowing costs through lower interest rates. The refunding sale pertains to a bond measure approved by voters in 2014, saving West Linn-Wilsonville residents approximately $4.8 million.

    “The District is grateful for the financial support of the community and is committed to managing bond funds responsibly,” Hughes said. “With this sale of bond proceeds, the District is excited to now focus on planning and construction of the capital projects outlined in the bond measure.”

    To learn more about the 2019 Capital Bond, or to subscribe for capital bond updates and communications, please visit the Bond Website.

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