Modernization projects totaling $397 million are included in the proposed bond. These proposed projects were selected based on the Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) completed in 2019 by a third-party consultant in addition to community feedback gathered in early 2020. The FCA evaluated the physical condition of all district facilities, both interiors and exteriors, and then assigned a score to each facility. The report identified 13 district facilities as being in critical condition and candidates for possible replacement. The District has included two replacement projects in this proposed bond: Beaverton High School and Raleigh Hills K-8 School.
As part of the proposed bond, every school in the district (with the exception of the newest ones) would undergo some type of modernization. Proposed projects include relocation of front offices to address access and safety issues; upgrades to athletic facilities, including the addition of new concessions and restrooms at Westview High School and synthetic fields at some high schools (Aloha, Southridge and Westview); enhanced learning spaces; new gyms and cafeterias; new playground equipment; kitchen remodels; additional or remodeled bathrooms; and stage improvements. Specific kindergarten upgrades, totaling $1 million, also are included in the modernization category.
To find a list of proposed projects, visit this webpage and click on your student's school.
Beaverton High School Rebuild
The complete rebuild of Beaverton High School would be the largest project in the proposed bond at a cost of $253 million. The new building would be three or four stories tall and roughly 292,000 square feet. Because there is no viable swing school, students will attend school on site during construction. The new building will likely be located on the empty grass field along SW Farmington Road. Once the new school is completed, the old one will be torn down and replaced with a parking lot or other programming.
According to the Facilities Condition Assessment report compiled by a third-party consultant, Beaverton High School was the only high school in the district to be evaluated in critical condition. The original part of the school dates back to 1916. Over the years, more than a dozen separate additions have been made to Beaverton High School, resulting in an assortment of electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems and related inefficiencies. Parts of the building don't have firewalls, and much of the building doesn't meet current seismic standards. It's the only high school in the district with a seismic rating below "Collapse Prevention," meaning in the event of an earthquake, Beaverton High School would be at risk of partial or full collapse. If the proposed bond passes and the school is rebuilt, the new structure would serve as a community evacuation center in case of an earthquake.
Rebuilding Beaverton High School would eliminate about $53 million of deferred maintenance at the school.
If the proposed bond passes, the rebuilt school would be slated to open in the fall of 2027 and would accommodate about 1,500 students.
Watch the video to learn more or visit the Beaverton High School Bond Project webpage.
Concept rendering of layout of rebuilt BHS campus
Raleigh Hills K-8 School Rebuild
The complete rebuild of Raleigh Hills would be the second largest project in the proposed bond at a cost of $55 million. (The total projected cost is $67 million, but $12 million will be rolling over from the 2014 Bond Program.) The new building would be roughly 95,000 square feet. During the construction phase, Raleigh Hills students would attend classes at a yet-to-be-announced location.
The school dates back to 1927. According to the Facilities Condition Assessment report compiled by a third-party consultant, Raleigh Hills earned the worst overall score of any school in the district. The steam pipes are original to the school and are failing. The roof is in poor condition. The sprinkler system offers only partial coverage, and the sanitary waste system isn't adequate for the size of the school. Seismically-speaking, it's the third worst school in the district with a seismic rating below "Collapse Prevention," meaning in the event of an earthquake, Raleigh Hills would be at risk of partial or full collapse. If the proposed bond passes and the school is rebuilt, the new structure would serve as a community evacuation center in case of an earthquake.
Rebuilding Raleigh Hills would eliminate about $12 million of deferred maintenance at the school.
If the proposed bond passes, the rebuilt school would be slated to open in the fall of 2026 and would accommodate about 790 students.
Watch the video to learn more or visit the Raleigh Hills K-8 School Bond Project webpage.
Concept rendering of rebuilt Raleigh Hills K-8 School