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Neighborhood Open House

posted Nov 20, 2015, 2:28 PM by Timothy Welch   [ updated Dec 7, 2015, 12:46 PM ]

The La Grande School District invites you to our public Open House to review and comment on our

site selection and plans for the the New Central Elementary School.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2015, FROM 6:30 – 8:00pm

CENTRAL ELEMENTARY GYMNASIUM 

402 K AVENUE, LA GRANDE, OR, 97850

Bond A/E Firm Selected

posted Sep 14, 2015, 5:53 PM by jonathan.nyone@lagrandesd.org   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 1:43 PM by Timothy Welch ]


On April 8th, 2015 the Board approved the committee's recommendation to award the Architectural/Engineering contract to DECA  Architecture. DECA had been working with us since January and now will be the sole architect for the entire bond program.

Bond CM/GC Selection

posted Sep 14, 2015, 5:29 PM by jonathan.nyone@lagrandesd.org   [ updated Sep 29, 2015, 1:44 PM by Timothy Welch ]





On February 11th the Board voted to approve the selection of the Bond Committee's decision to award the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) to CM Company out of Boise, Idaho. The team is very excited about the opportunity to work collaboratively with this contractor throughout the next few years of this bond program. 

Bond Sale

posted Apr 11, 2015, 9:33 AM by Timothy Welch   [ updated May 5, 2015, 9:14 AM ]


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 in estimated tax rates. Because of the positive results of the bond sale, the original rate of $1.99 will drop to $1.89 per thousand of assessed value." 

 The La Grande School District Board will discuss allocation of the additional premium dollars at the February 25th work session.

Bond Approved

posted Apr 11, 2015, 9:31 AM by Timothy Welch   [ updated May 5, 2015, 9:13 AM ]

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

Bond Information Video

posted Aug 13, 2014, 12:13 PM by Timothy Welch   [ updated May 5, 2015, 9:15 AM ]

Please take a moment and watch this video about the La Grande School District Bond. This informative video explains the need for the bond to update facilities in La Grande School District.

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