In Oregon, local communities own and build their schools. State funding pays only for day-to-day operations. Those expenses include: Staff salaries, supplies, utilities, maintenance and transportation. As a community, it is up to us to keep our buildings current and safe for our children.
Sinking foundation at Blossom Gulch Elementary.
Madison and Blossom Gulch Both schools are over 60 years old. Blossom Gulch has a failing foundation and is in a tsunami hazard zone. Neither support modern standards for technology, accessibility, safety or security. Heating, lighting and ventilation are inefficient. Both are at or over capacity and our student numbers are increasing.
Stairwell at Millicoma student pick-up area.
Millicoma and Sunset Millicoma (1964) and Sunset (1957/1993) are at capacity and cannot meet the K-6 configuration. Issues to be addressed are: Security and sight lines, control over access points, ADA accessibility issues, inadequate windows and building support for modern technology.
Plans for new 7th and 8th grade building at the Harding location.
New 7th and 8th grade 7th grade needs to be removed from our elementary schools. 8th grade needs to be removed from the high school. Putting 7th and 8th graders together in the Harding location gives these students their own space while providing access to academics, fine arts and vocational programs at Marshfield.
Outdated utility area at Marshfield High School.
Marshfield High School A community symbol opened in 1939, MHS has never had a significant renovation. It needs comprehensive upgrades to adequately house and educate our children for the next 75 years. While this November bond does not include any improvements to Marshfield, it will allow district funds and resources to be allocated towards projects that update and improve this historic and beloved campus.