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

  • 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 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 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
  • School Board Meeting The Board of Directors of the La Grande School District will be meeting for a Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m., Willow Elementary Conference Room.  Agenda
    Posted Mar 3, 2015, 8:30 AM by Gaye Young
  • OSBA Presentation A team of administrators and teachers presented at the OSBA meeting.
    Posted Feb 3, 2015, 3:33 PM by Timothy Welch
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