Klamath Falls, Ore. - During the summer break the Klamath County School District used various funding sources [listed below] to update and secure buildings so that they are safer and better prepared for students.
In this video, Justin Azevedo, Project Manager for KCSD speaks to Klamath Falls News about updates at Peterson and Ferguson Elementary schools.
Several county schools received updates including:
🏫 Peterson Elementary:
• Seismic Rehabilitation Project: $1,498,800 from the Oregon Seismic Rehabilitation Grant program.
KCSD maintenance staff provided electrical and plumbing and installed new HVAC pipeline with maintenance funds (not the grant).
• Window coverings: $8,975 from bond funds.
🏫 Ferguson Elementary:
• New entryway/parking area: $310,000 from Secure Rural School Funds through Klamath County
• HVAC for library: $4,274 from bond funds
🏫 Bonanza Schools
• Repairs from June rainstorm: still being calculated and billed. Projects still ongoing.
🏫 Gilchrist Schools
• New track: $350,998 from funds included in 2017-18 budget.
🏫 Brixner Jr. High School
• Gym bleachers: $72,097 in bond funds.
🏫 Lost River Jr/Sr High School:
• Football bleachers: $27,504 for aluminum planks and walkways, paid for with bond funds. KCSD staff completed labor.
🏫 Henley High School
• New lighting: cost approximately $125,000 in bond funds (ongoing project).
• Renovated welding shop: $17,514 from CTE grant funding (throughout last year); KCSD staff installed lighting, electrical, gas and ire lines for the new equipment.
🏫 Keno Elementary
• New Drainage system: KCSD Maintenance staff completed labor. Cost approximately $12,000.
Note: “Bond funds” refers to funds from the $31 million bond voters passed in 2013.