Tuesday, July 16th was an exciting day in North Powder – for the school district and the entire community! North Powder School District celebrated the completion of its bond projects, a new Middle/High School and Gym. Community members, students and district staff enjoyed a bar-b-que, snow cone stand, inner squad volleyball match and a brief summary about the exciting updates that have been completed. There was an official ribbon cutting on Tuesday evening as well.
During the event’s speeches, many comments were made about how great the old school is, but that at more than 100 years old, the old building lacked safety features and technology infrastructure the new school now offers.
“The new building will bring lots of firsts this coming year for students, and it is a new beginning for all of us,” said board member Matt McElligott.
The bond project was completed on time and under budget, with the extra money going towards small things such as a sound system and scorers’ table in the new gymnasium.
Just over a year ago, and with the priority of student safety first, the district broke ground on the new building. North Powder voters approved the district’s bond measure in May 2017 for a total of $6 million for district capital improvements.