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Bond project planning has started

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Bond project timelines were discussed during the last School Board meeting on May 18. The plan is to open three of the four new construction projects by start of school in fall 2019: new elementary school, rebuild of Oak Grove Elementary School, vocational space/gym at South Albany High school.

Phase 1 of West Albany High School is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020.

See the draft project timeline for more information.

We will provide updates during the planning process on the bond information section of the website.

Oak Elementary students enjoy story time with Rotary members

Posted on: May 22, 2017

Last Friday, GAPS hosted a regional Rotary conference. Rotary is an international service club. Local chapters focus on community service projects and donations.

One of the central missions of Rotary is to improve literacy for kids. Each year, Rotarians provide free dictionaries to all third graders.

During last week’s conference, Rotary members visited our schools to read to children. These photos are from Oak Elementary School.

Voters pass Ballot Measure 22-165 for new schools and improvements

Posted on: May 16, 2017

Greater Albany voters approved Measure 22-165 in the May 16 election with a passing rate of  54 percent.

“We want to thank our community for its support of our schools,” said Superintendent Jim Golden. “This measure will make a difference to kids and to our whole community.”

The bond will:

  • Fix aging school buildings
  • Make energy improvements
  • Make school safety and security improvements
  • Add/expand vocational and technical classrooms at all middle and high schools
  • Relieve overcrowding and accommodate growth

The planning process will begin immediately. A project timeline and plan will be announced in the coming weeks and will include opportunities for community involvement.

Election Day is today. Ballots are due by 8 p.m.

Posted on: May 15, 2017

Tomorrow is Election Day. Cast your vote before the polls close at 8 p.m. The District bond measure, Measure 22-165, and school board races will be decided.

Ballots are due by 8 p.m. Official ballot drop boxes are at Linn County Courthouse, North Albany Shopping Center and Albany Public Library.

School Board honors Oak Elementary Student All Stars

Posted on: May 8, 2017

On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Oak Elementary School for their motivation, perseverance, growth, and school and community service.

Oak Elementary students are:

Ashley Gibbs

Ashley is always on task, makes good choices and encourages other to do the same.  If she does not understand a concept, she is not afraid to ask for help. When she understands a concept well, she is always ready and willing to help other students.

Ryan Diller

Ryan is a motivated student who always gives his best effort to any task.  He is willing to take risks and try even when faced with a new and challenging task.  Ryan uses his mistakes as an opportunity to learn.  He is not content to learn the basics – he always strives for more and loves challenges.  Students in our room look up to Ryan.  He sets a good example of behavior and is always in a good mood and willing to help.