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THe board unanimoulsy approved two sites for the new schools to help alleviate overcrowding in many district schools.

 

The elementary school will be in the area of Reed Market and Brosterhous and the middle school will be located between Miller Elementary and Summit High School.

 

Julianne Repman is a spokesperson for the Bend LaPine School District.

 

"What we're looking at are two different properties.  One is centrally located and that's the site of the elementary school and is shovel ready.  We can get in there and start building.  The property for the middle school is just outside the urban growth boundary, that's why the price is lower.  It's also not shovel ready, so that why the difference in the two prices.

 

The elementary school site costs 2.6 million.  The middle school site is not to exceed 875-thousand dollars.

 

Design work on the schools is already underway and its hoped the schools could open as soon as 2015.

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Purcell Boulevard Northbound lane between Neff Road and Full Moon Drive (West side of the hospital) is closed until December 20th.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.