2019 Bond Projects
Hermiston School District serves more than 5,000 students in five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. It is the largest school district in Eastern Oregon and among the fastest-growing. Due to the area's increasing population, the district is facing substantial student enrollment growth. The previous school bond to address capacity was approved over ten years ago. To temporarily address this growth, the school district has modular classrooms that during the 2018-19 school year held over 1,000 students. Measure 30-130 is designed to provide funds for additional building capacity for students and to reduce the number of leased modular classrooms.
What is included in Hermiston School Bond Measure 30-130?
Measure 30-130 would raise $82,735,000 through bonds. These funds would qualify for approximately $6,500,000 in state matching grant dollars. The funds will address student capacity demand and needs faced at the elementary and high school levels created by increased student enrollment. Dollars will be used to fund the following projects:
Desert View Elementary School Photos
Project consists of a new 16’ wide metal roof structure over an existing pedestrian walkway, a new 6’ wide metal roof structure over a replacement pedestrian walkway, the relocation of accessible ramp, and new paving.
Highland Hills Elementary School Photos
Project consists of work phased over the summer of 2023 (Phase 1) and the summer of 2024 (Phase 2).
Phase 1, is primarily site work and includes; revised bus and parent drop-off areas, new and renovated parking, new stormwater facilities, new fencing and security, renovated courtyard area, new and renovated pedestrian canopies, removal of existing modular classrooms and a new covered play area.
Phase 2, is primarily interior renovation work and includes; ADA barrier removal, security upgrades, interior renovations to the admin suite and library, HVAC upgrades to the North and South classroom buildings, and the installation of new playground equipment.