La Grande School District
1305 N. Willow Street, La Grande, OR 97850 (PH) 541-663-3202 FAX: 541-663-3223
Larry Glaze, Superintendent

Voters Approve $31.85 Million Bond

La Grande voters approved a $31.85 million bond on November 14, 2014. The money will be used for new school construction projects and existing upgrades. The major projects to be considered in three years include the following:
  • Code/Life Safety (ADA, Security, Fire, etc.)including enclosure of open classrooms at Island City Elementary, La Grande Middle School, and La Grande High School
  • Systems & Building Envelope (technology, mechanical, electrical, windows, etc.) improvements at all schools for better efficiency and quality learning environments
  • Replace Central Elementary School on the same campus
  • Island City Elementary ‐ Provide additional classrooms to replace modulars and accommodate full day kindergarten and add a kitchen and cafeteria
  • Greenwood Elementary ‐ Provide additional space to accommodate two full day kindergarten classrooms
  • High School – Replace and expand industrial arts building and improve the gymnasium and auditorium
  • Other critical capital needs at all schools

Recent Announcements

  • Parent Night - Common Core Standards Common Core Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessment Information for Parents Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Place: La Grande High School AV Auditorium Preparing Your Student for Success In schools across the country, teachers are implementing new academic standards that provide consistent guidelines in English and Math at each grade level and help prepare your students to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace. These new benchmarks challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, learn how to think critically, and apply what they are learning to the real world.
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 12:31 PM by Timothy Welch
  • Kindergarten Roundup The La Grande School District Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Willow School gym for students located in the Central, Island City and Willow school boundaries The second Kindergarten Round-Up session will be held in the Greenwood Elementary School gym on Thursday, April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. for students located in the Greenwood School boundary. Please come and register your child for next year’s kindergarten classes. This is a time to come and get acquainted with our schools and hear important information about registering your child. We look forward to seeing you there! In addition, please bring along your child’s birth certificate and record ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 8:30 AM by Timothy Welch
  • Bond Sale On Wednesday, February 18th La Grande School District sold their voter approved $31.85 million bond on the open market through Piper Jaffray in Portland. School Board Members Merle Comfort and Joe Justice along with Superintendent Larry Glaze attended the bond sale. Results of the bond sale are very good for the residents of La Grande!  According to Superintendent Larry Glaze, "the bonds sold with a $4.1 million premium for total net proceeds of $35,805,489, which means the district will have additional funds to cover cost increases of the projects and a more robust overall project than originally planned. The great news for La Grande homeowners is the bond sale also resulted in a ten cent decrease ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 6:00 PM by Timothy Welch
  • Chris Leavitt - Educator of the year Larry Glaze, Chris Leavitt, Kristen DollarhideThe 81st annual Union County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet was the social event of the year. Hundreds of people attended the event with beautifully decorated tables, excellent food and plenty of social networking. La Grande High School/Middle School Band Teacher, Chris Leavitt was named Educator of the Year. His award was presented by Superintendent Glaze along with a special delegation of parents and band students who also participated in the award presentation. Sandy Hattan, one of Mr. Leavitt’s students had the following comment’s: “I’ve been a student of Mr. Leavitt’s for four years now. Mr. Leavitt is a fantastic person and a phenomenal educator. Throughout all his years ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2015, 1:27 PM by Timothy Welch
  • Questions about the Bond Or All Day Kindergarten? La Grande School District is moving forward with planning for the upcoming Bond work to be done at our schools, and the planned addition of full day Kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year. If you have questions about these projects, use this form to submit your questions to the district. All questions will be emailed to the administration so that your concerns can be answered.
    Posted Feb 5, 2015, 9:33 AM by Timothy Welch
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District Calendar

District Office Hours
Regular Schedule

Monday-Friday 7:30 – 4:00

2015 Holiday Closures

  • Spring Break
    (March 23-27) 
  • Memorial Day
    (May 25)
  • Fourth of July
    (July 2, 2015)

District Office Hours
Summer Schedule

Monday-Thursday 7:00 – 5:00
Begins June 15th

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