Bethel schools ready to put millions of taxpayer dollars to work

Bethel schools ready to put millions of taxpayer dollars to work »Play Video
Artist rendering of the new Fairfield and Malabon schools and the Willamette High School addition

EUGENE, Ore. - Voters approved a $49.5 million construction bond for the Bethel School District in November 2012.

The district is putting that money into action this year.

This spring break, work is set to begin on $10 million construction of new offices and science classrooms at Willamette High School.

A $26 million project to replace Fairfield and Malabon elementary schools starts in June.
Fairfield Elementary Principal, Jenny Sink, has a special connection to the school that she administers and she told KVAL, "I went to school here.  My mom went to school here.  It's very exciting for something brand new to come to these kids and families who are so well deserving."

Meetings are planned this week to discuss the projects.

The district is offering free ice cream and child care to encourage parents to come see the plans for yourself, meet the architects, learn about the security and sustainability features, and ask questions.

The meetings are:

  • Fairfield Elementary: Tuesday, January 14, 7 p.m.
  • Malabon Elementary: Wednesday, January 15, 7 p.m.
  • Willamette High School: Thursday, January 16, 7 p.m.