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Sumpter summer repairs and renovations:

posted Apr 21, 2014, 12:55 PM by sumpter elementary   [ updated Sep 2, 2016, 3:19 PM by Salem Keizer ]

Construction Bond Work 2014

Coming This Summer


The summer will bring bond-funded repairs and renovations to our school.


This repair work is thanks to the support of our local voters who approved a $242.1 million construction bond measure in November 2008.


The projects taking place across the district this summer are in addition to the work originally planned under the bond. Because of a competitive bid environment, lower inflation, strong management of the program and earnings on the bond funds, the district had a total of about $67 million in unspent funds after the completion of planned renovations and repairs. These unspent funds are being used to pay for additional work over a three-year period. The summer of 2014 is the second year of projects funded by the unspent bond funds. Allocation of these funds was recommended by the Citizen Bond Oversight Committee and approved by the School Board.


Sumpter Elementary School will receive replacement and/or repairs to playground fall-zones, which means that next fall our students will have a healthier, safer and more comfortable learning environment.


Feel free to share the good news of the construction bond and the improvements it has brought to the quality of our education facilities, to the learning environment, and benefit for our community.


The repair work may cause some disruption to our normal summer operations. We appreciate your patience and understanding while our schools undergo these important renovations, repairs, and safety upgrades and for your continued support of our students’ education and future.

Salem Keizer,
Apr 21, 2014, 12:55 PM