Board Briefs

Meeting Highlights - August 28, 2017

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Bond Construction Update

The Facilities Development Team updated the Board on the opening of three new schools: Sato and Vose elementary schools and Mountainside High School. The team assured Board members that all three schools will be open to welcome students on the first day of school.

Executive Administrator for Facilities Development Dick Steinbrugge said the District has received full occupancy for all spaces in the high school except the auditorium. The auditorium won't be finished until mid-October. At the peak of construction, more than 500 workers were on the site daily. Hoffman Construction will exceed more than one million work hours before the project is complete.

Sato Elementary School is substantially complete, and underwent final inspections the week of August 28. Teachers have moved in. The District worked closely with Clean Water Services to ensure the sewer line extension to the school was completed in time for the start of school.

The District is working very closely with the City of Beaverton and various partners, to plan for the first day of school at Vose Elementary. The school is working with the Public Safety and Risk Management Departments, as well as Beaverton Police, to make sure students can get to school safely through the ongoing construction on Denney Road. Crews will continue to work on the fields and covered play area in September.

Facilities Development has also developed an interactive map on the summer's bond projects.

Public Comment

The Board heard testimony on the following topics:

  • Safe Routes to School
  • Youth Sports Development Programs
  • Concerns about development in North Bethany
  • Health concerns due to idling cars

Individual School Board Member Comments

  • Board Member Susan Greenberg appreciated the bus tour of Portland as part of the Equity Seminar Series. The tour explored the history of hidden racism in the metro area. She also spent some time meeting with principals in her newly assigned schools.

  • Board Member LeeAnn Larsen attended the National School Boards Association's leadership conference in Chicago. Two main topics at the conference were equity and school choice. LeeAnn said she was pleased that the Beaverton School District provides a variety of programs.

  • Board Vice Chair Becky Tymchuk visited her newly assigned schools, toured the campuses and met with principals. She also attended the very first Mountainside High School staff meeting.

  • Board Chair Anne Bryan thanked Board Members for meeting with their new schools.

The full packet with meeting materials can be found on BoardBook.

Directors: Anne Bryan (Chair), Becky Tymchuk (Vice Chair), Tom Colett,

Susan Greenberg, LeeAnn Larsen, Eric Simpson, Donna Tyner

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