Four of the district’s oldest, most inefficient school buildings will be replaced or renovated over the next few years, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School is one of the four schools that will be replaced.
The design team is PiVOT Architecture of Eugene in association with DOWA-IBI Group of Portland. Design work is underway for the new building, with the input of a design advisory committee that includes the principal, teachers, district administrators, and a neighborhood representative. Public meetings have been held during the design process to provide opportunities for community input.
The current River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School was built in 1953 and is in poor condition. The new school will provide better learning environments for students and will cost less to operate.
The new building will be sited to the west of the current school building. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and the new building will open in 2017.