Press Release: Board Authorizes Land Acquisition

posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:05 PM by Tianna Hubbenette
    At its November 9, 2016, meeting, the Sherwood School District Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing acquisition of property for the construction of a new high school.  The property identified in the resolution is located off Elwert Road, between Kruger and Haide Roads (Tax Lots 200, 201, and 207), and offers approximately 50 acres of regularly-shaped, flat, developable land for the new school.

    Purchase of a school site is the first of a series of projects authorized by a $247.5 million bond passed by District voters at the November 8th general election.  “We’re very grateful for the support shown by Sherwood voters for this bond,” said Superintendent Dr. Heather Cordie. “These funds will allow us to address long-term capacity needs, improve safety and security in all our buildings, and provide needed technology and curriculum improvements.” 
 
    Property owners in the identified area have been notified of the District’s interest in purchasing their property, and have been invited to enter into negotiations.  The District is represented by Todd McCabe of the McCabe Real Estate Group.   

    The new high school, targeted for completion in 2020, will address overcrowding at the existing high school, while keeping Sherwood a one-high school community for the foreseeable future.  The existing high school site will become one middle school to serve the entire community.  Sherwood Middle School and Laurel Ridge Middle School will become elementary schools.  The shifts in student populations allow for greater enrollment capacity at every level.  “Passage of this bond ensures we will be well-prepared to serve our current students and for the future growth of the Sherwood community,” said Board Chair Jessica Adamson.  
 
    The District will continue to share information related to bond-funded projects on its website and through the monthly District Newsletter.  To receive these updates directly, please subscribe your email address to Key Communicators by visiting the District home page at www.sherwood.k12.or.us.

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Tianna Hubbenette,
Nov 23, 2016, 1:05 PM
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