Thanks to voters’ 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, and 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 Whiteaker, bond improvements were complete in the fall of 2020. Whiteaker received a new science classroom, improvements in the gym, a secured check-in space at the front entrance, roof replacement, intercom 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 improvements at schools in the McNary High School feeder system.
Claggett Creek Middle
Clear Lake Elementary
Forest Ridge Elementary
Not yet started
Many schools across Salem 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, expanded career and technical (vocational) education opportunities, increased safety and security and more for our students.
Whiteaker Middle School and Salem-Keizer Public Schools promote equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion or creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. For more information, view Salem-Keizer’s Nondiscrimination / Title IX policy here.