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See What’s Next for Gilham Elementary School

Community meeting May 17: Design & construction update

Design is complete and construction will get underway soon on building improvements for Gilham Elementary School, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure.

Families, neighbors and community members are invited to get an update on the Gilham improvement project at a community meeting May 17.

Participants will get a glimpse of what the school will look like when construction is complete, hear what to expect in the construction schedule, learn about potential future improvements, and have the opportunity to talk with the school principal and members of the design team.

Gilham Elementary School
School Design & Construction Update Meeting

Gilham school library, 3307 Honeywood St. (off Cal Young Road)
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30–7:30 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 additions and improvements at Gilham Elementary School, a new track and field at Kelly Middle School, and replacing four of the district’s oldest school buildings with new buildings at the same sites.

Construction will begin soon on improvements at Gilham Elementary School. 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) are beginning construction this spring and 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 new track and field at Kelly Middle School are already complete and serving student athletic programs, community-sponsored sports, and community use.

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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