Why do we need new schools?
Safety and Security is an Urgent Priority
No school in the District, with the exception of the new middle school, has a fire suppression system. Our High School has multiple points of entry and some of our schools lack important modern safety features such as classroom doors that lock from the inside, emergency alert systems, and security cameras.
+KIDS EAT ON THE FLOOR
+SCIENCE LABS WITHOUT SPRINKLERS
+Concrete Gym (Not Handicapped ACCEssiBLE)
+CLASSROOMS WITHOUT ADEQUATE WIRING
+NORMAL CHEMISTRY LAB USE TRIPS CIRCUIT BREAKERS
Our School Buildings are Aging and in Need of Repair
The average age of a school in the North Wasco County School District is 60 years old and some schools are nearly 100 years old. This means their electrical, heating, and cooling systems are inefficient, out-of-date and in some cases so old the district cannot find replacement parts anymore.
Classrooms are Outdated, Small, and Lacking in Technology
Many of our school buildings are outdated, classrooms are too small, and every school is lacking in basic technology needed to give our students the tools they need to graduate college-and-career ready.
Efficient, Modern Schools Save Taxpayers Dollars
Investing in these facilities will make them more energy efficient and allow the district to pay off debt incurred for building repairs, saving more than $400,000 that will enable the school district to spend more on education and less on building costs.