Nestucca Valley School District Bond Program Cloverdale, Oregon

A vision that began as a conversion of the existing elementary school – built in 1953 – would grow into a modern K-8 Campus. That campus would allow Nestucca Valley School District to reintegrate the 7th and 8th graders into a space they can finally call their own after being taught at the high school location since the closing of the middle school a few years prior. From budgeting and value engineering to the procurement process of subcontractors and vendors, oversight by the Otak owner’s representative team ultimately kept the project $3.2 million under budget and allowed the district to add an additional project while optimizing taxpayer funds. 

Bond Management for a K-8 Campus Vision

Funded by a $25.7M bond and a $4.0M State OSCIM matching grant, the new K-8 campus scope includes major modernization of the existing elementary school to address a variety of goals with practical improvements. Upgrades to water quality, heating and ventilation, fire sprinklers, windows, and interior finishing with LED lighting of the spaces designed to provide a modern, flexible teaching and community gathering environment for decades. The addition will also house the Nestucca Valley School District administrative offices. Expansion of the campus included construction of a new addition of 45,500 GSF new facilities. Also included are major enhancements to safety and security systems, information technology and communications systems. Exterior improvements enhance student transportation loading and drop-off zones while creating ample safe lighted parking areas for operations, community events and evening student programs. These updates also open space at the Nestucca Junior Senior High School to be re-purposed to allow for planned expansion of existing and new Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Public Engagement to Support a Community Asset

Proactive monitoring and open collaboration and communications with the team members, district stakeholders and the public are key to the success of this program. Otak held virtual engagement sessions with community residents. That information helped prioritize and validate the community’s plans of using the new school as a community emergency center.

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