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See What’s Next for Arts & Technology Academy

Community meeting Feb. 4: Design & construction update

Design is complete and construction will get underway soon on a new building for Arts & Technology Academy, the neighborhood middle school at the former Jefferson site, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure.

When the new school opens in fall 2017, it will provide better learning environments, be more secure, and will save energy and cost less to operate than the old building.

The new Arts & Technology Academy building will be primarily new construction around some renovated portions of the existing building. The design and layout of the new building support Arts & Technology Academy’s innovative instructional program that integrates hands-on learning of science, technology, engineering, math and the arts throughout the curriculum.

Families, neighbors and community members are invited to get an update on the Arts & Technology Academy rebuilding project at a community meeting February 4. Participants will get a glimpse of what the new school will look like, hear what to expect in the construction schedule, get an update on initial work so far, and have the opportunity to talk with the school principal and members of the design team.

Arts & Technology Academy
School Design & Construction Update Meeting

1650 W. 22nd Ave., in the cafeteria
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6–7 p.m.


About the school bond measure

In May 2013, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $170 million school bond measure to provide funding for 4J school improvements, including replacing four of the district’s oldest school buildings with new buildings at the same sites.

The new Howard Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School are well underway in their construction and will open in fall 2016. The new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School and Arts & Technology Academy (at the site of the former Jefferson Middle School building) will open in fall 2017. Sustainable building concepts that conserve energy and maximize the wise use of resources are incorporated into every new school building.

The bond measure also is paying for improvements at every 4J school, including new student technology, updated instructional materials, security upgrades, building repairs, and more.

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