Thanks to our community’s approval of a bond measure in 2018, schools all across the district are receiving expansions and/or improvements.

The district is finishing its third year of construction under the bond program. To date, 90% of architectural design work is complete, and 63% of planned construction is substantially complete, meaning the spaces are ready to be used for school operations. Fifty-four out of the district’s 60 school sites are either in architectural design, under construction, or substantially complete.

At Scott Elementary, bond improvements were complete in the fall of 2021. Scott received 10 new classrooms, a new cafeteria and kitchen, a multipurpose fitness room, a secured check-in space at the front entry, electronic badge access system upgrades and more.

All schools in the district will receive some level of improvement under the bond. The following table gives a summary of the status of work at schools in the McKay High School feeder system.

School Project start Project end Status
McKay High Summer 2020 Fall 2021 Complete
Stephens Middle Summer 2021 Fall 2022 In construction
Waldo Middle Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Complete
Chávez Elementary Summer 2023 Fall 2023 Not yet started
Hayesville Elementary Summer 2020 Fall 2021 Complete
Hammond Elementary Summer 2021 Fall 2021 Complete
Lamb Elementary Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Not yet started
Scott Elementary Summer 2020 Fall 2021 Complete
Swegle Elementary Summer 2022 Fall 2023 In design
Yoshikai Elementary Summer 2021 Fall 2022 In construction

Many schools across Salem and Keizer in the district’s five other high school feeder systems are also in various phases of construction or complete.

Thank you, voters, for providing relief for overcrowding, increased safety and security, expanded career and technical (vocational) education opportunities, and more for our students.

For more information about the 2018 bond program, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status.