Dear Scappoose School District Community,
The Scappoose School District would like to thank our community's voters for participating in the democratic process during the November 2023 election.
Although we are disappointed in the loss of Measure 5-296, we are steadfast in our commitment to providing safe, healthy schools that support students for generations to come. The infrastructure needs of our schools will continue to pose challenges, especially the 92-year-old Scappoose Middle School. We will continue to engage with the community and partner with the Board of Directors to assess how we will meet these continued needs.
We want to thank the volunteers, parents, staff, and community members who put their energy, time, and passion into the community planning and bond process. Their work will continue to inform our path moving forward as we strive to create environments where every student thrives.
We invite you to stay tuned to all the amazing things that take place in our district by following our stories in our district newsletters, school websites, and social media via Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your continued commitment and support of Scappoose School District students and staff.
Scappoose School District
About the Bond
It has been nearly 15 years since the passage of the last school bond measure in the Scappoose School District. In that time, our community has grown; safety and security concerns have changed; and basic systems like electrical, heating, plumbing and roofs are aging and do not function as designed.
In addition, the 92-year-old Scappoose Middle School building has failing infrastructure; is seismically unsound; lacks modern fire suppression systems; and the building does not adequately meet current educational standards with limited space for programs such as career and technical education, band, and choir.
The Scappoose School Bond: If passed, this bond would make improvements to every school in the district and replace Scappoose Middle School with a safe, modern school.
Safety and Security
Many Scappoose School District schools were built prior to the establishment of modern safety measures. Many Scappoose schools have aging communications and fire suppression systems and contain asbestos in portions of the building.
Scappoose Middle School
The 92-year-old Scappoose Middle School building has aging infrastructure; was not designed to meet modern seismic standards; and lacks modern fire suppression systems. The building has limited space for programs such as Career and Technical Education, band, and choir.
Increased Demand for Hands-On Learning
Scappoose Middle School and Scappoose High School have limited space to expand programs such as Career and Technical Education, math, science, band, and choir.
Aging School Buildings
The average age of a school in Scappoose School District is 56 years. Every district facility has aging electrical, heating, ventilation, and cooling systems. In addition, District schools have aging roofs, windows, and lighting.