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Bond project planning has started

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Bond project timelines were discussed during the last School Board meeting on May 18. The plan is to open three of the four new construction projects by start of school in fall 2019: new elementary school, rebuild of Oak Grove Elementary School, vocational space/gym at South Albany High school.

Phase 1 of West Albany High School is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.

See the draft project timeline for more information.

We will provide updates during the planning process on the bond information section of the website.

School Board honors Waverly Student All Stars

Posted on: May 18, 2017

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Waverly Elementary School for their motivation, perseverance, growth, and school and community service.

Waverly students are:

Sofia Leal

Sofia is the definition of motivation and perseverance. She works hard every day and gives her very best effort on each assignment. She is a kind and compassionate person who is a great role model to her classmates and other students in our school. She has not missed one day of school since she began attending Waverly as a kindergartner.

Maritza Casillas

Maritza is an amazing, hard-working, intelligent, and responsible student who continues to show growth mindset my always working hard and pushing her thinking by asking genuine questions. By making connections to our learning in the classroom and by finding multiple pathways to solve a problem, she is always pushing her thinking to the next level.


Voters pass Ballot Measure 22-165 for new schools and improvements

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Greater Albany voters approved Measure 22-165 in the May 16 election with a passing rate of  54 percent.

“We want to thank our community for its support of our schools,” said Superintendent Jim Golden. “This measure will make a difference to kids and to our whole community.”

The bond will:

  • Fix aging school buildings
  • Make energy improvements
  • Make school safety and security improvements
  • Add/expand vocational and technical classrooms at all middle and high schools
  • Relieve overcrowding and accommodate growth

The planning process will begin immediately. A project timeline and plan will be announced in the coming weeks and will include opportunities for community involvement.

Election Day is today. Ballots are due by 8 p.m.

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Tomorrow is Election Day. Cast your vote before the polls close at 8 p.m. The District bond measure, Measure 22-165, and school board races will be decided.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Official ballot drop boxes are at Linn County Courthouse, North Albany Shopping Center and Albany Public Library.