May 2016 Bond Information

Bond Update

The 2016 School Bond is in full swing and moving ahead at a fast pace. Last summer, a Request for Proposal was sent out and BBT Architects of Bend was selected to do all of the remodel and upgrades to Athena Elementary, Weston Middle School, and Weston McEwen High School. Kirby Nagelhout Construction was selected to be the Construction Management General Contractor who will be in charge of the construction upgrades.

The school projects are broken into two summers of work. The summer of 2017 will see upgrades to Athena Elementary and Weston McEwen High Schools including roofing, mechanical systems, security systems and entrances, locker rooms, tennis courts and additional finishes. The summer of 2018 will see upgrades at Weston Middle School for the new bus drop off, roofing, mechanical systems and security systems.

The Architects and Engineers have just recently completed the Schematic Design phase of the drawings for the 2017 summer work and have presented them to the Core Team for budgeting. The complete set of Architectural and Engineering drawings are scheduled to be completed by the end of February for sub-contractor bids.

Three new school buses have been ordered and we should see them ready for use by Spring break. 

Exciting times for Athena-Weston students thanks to outstanding community support.  

Bond History & Overview

On May 17, 2016, voters in the Athena-Weston School District were asked to vote on a $4 million dollar General Obligation Bond for the Athena-Weston School District. The bond measure passed and AWSD also received a matching grant of $4 million dollars from the State of Oregon, bringing the total amount to $8 million dollars for the district.

Based on input from administrators, district staff and the community, the district has identified these KEY AREAS for bond projects:

  1. School Security & Student Safety
  2. Maintenance & Renovations
  3. Energy Savings Upgrades
  4. Bus Replacement
  5. Technology Infrastructure Upgrade

This video will provide information and an overview of the bond and proposed projects.

If approved, funds would be used for improvements to school security & student/staff safety, maintenance & renovations, energy savings upgrades, bus replacement, and technology infrastructure upgrades.