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It’s the final chapter in an emotional local debate over middle school boundaries. The Bend - La Pine Schools Superintendent is accepting the recommendation from the Boundary Advisory Committee with minor modifications.  That means Pine Ridge Elementary School students are now destined for Pilot Butte instead of Cascade Middle School. Hours of meetings, public testimony, emails and feedbacks are now over, and the overall decision of the boundary committee stands: students from Pine Ridge will now feed into Pilot Butte instead of Cascade Middle School. The Committee also recommend that student currenlty enrolled at a middle school be grandfathered in; allowed to stay until they complete middle school. Superintendent Ron Wilkinson modified this idea by agreeing ot provide transportation for those student for two years. Typically the District doesn't provide busing for student living outside their attendance area. Wilkinson says every boundary process is difficult and emotional because parents, student and the community feel very strongly about their neighborhood schools. He says he's read every email and comment and believes this is the right choice for the district.  Bend La Pine Superintendent has given the OK to the middle school boundaries recommended by the Committee. Students living in the Ensworth Elementary attendance area have the choice of Pilot Butte or Sky View Middle School, but transportation is only provided to Sky View.

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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