Dear MRSD, Staying with our commitment to communicate with MRSD staff and families early and often, we believe us official passage of the bond to replace MRMS is imminent . Our lead has increased each day this week, and with 99.99% of the votes counted, I believe a new middle school for Molalla kids will soon be a reality. I am excited for our community and grateful for the work of the many, many, many citizens who made this a reality! We will wait for final confirmation from the county next week before sending a complete celebratory message filled with gratitude. At that same time, I will share information about the District’s next steps as we move forward to fulfill the wishes of the electorate. I just couldn’t wait to offer up this really special news as we go into this weekend. Molalla Proud! Tony Mann Superintendent
27 days ago, Molalla River School District
Elections Results 5/24/24
More about Measure 3-606, the Molalla River Middle School Replacement Bond https://youtu.be/cNdOvovek1o?si=u-e3r5mSi54iFFQM Principal Randy Dalton shares the impact for student from the fluctuating temperatures, caused by: -aged, steam heating system -lack of air conditioning -glass block on the perimeter of many classrooms. Measure 3-606 will be decided by voters on May 21. If approved Molalla River Middle School would be replaced. Safety, Electrical, Plumbing and Heating and Air Condition systems are all dated and failures have caused school closures in the past few years. Learn more about the proposed replacement at: molallariverschoolbond.org The estimated cost is $1.55 per $1,000 of assessed tax value for 30 years. If the measure is not approved the replacement of Molalla River Middle School will not happen and taxes will not be increased.
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Aerial view of Molalla River Middle School
Got a minute? Principal Randy Dalton shares the impact of the electrical system on educational programs at Molalla River Middle School. Learn more about the Molalla River Middle School Replacement Bond Measure 3-606, which voters will decide on May 21, 2024. https://youtu.be/fiuZCPd0xls
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Aerial view of Molalla River Middle School
Tony Tiano, Maintenance Supervisor discusses the maintenance at Molalla River Middle School. Learn about the bond at: molallariverschoolbond.org https://youtu.be/JN-q8_vNZ-Y
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Aerial view of Molalla River Middle School
Principal Dalton talks about the current safety conditions at Molalla River Middle School. Voters will decide the question of replacing the school on May 21. Learn more about Measure 3-606: Tours on May 1 at 5pm at Molalla River Middle on Leroy Avenue. https://youtu.be/29A28W8HyJc
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Molalla River Middle School Replacement Bond is on the May Ballot. Measure 3-606 if approved would replace the middle school on the same property. -Oversight is required -The replacement school would be 115,000 square feet and serve 700 students -Three classroom pods, one for each grade (6,7,8) -Classrooms for Life Skills and Behavior Support programs. -Safety features like access controls, cameras and perimeter fencing. -Modern heating, air conditioning, plumbing, ADA accessibility, and electrical systems. -Music and choir rooms with shared practice and ensemble space -Black box style theater with seating for 200 -Support for multiple career, technical education pathways (home economics/consumer science; handmade marketplace/woods/construction; tv studio; robotics lab -A main gym with two courts and seating for 700 (all school assemblies) -An auxiliary gym with one court and seating for spectators -Demo, mitigation of hazardous materials -Installation of replacement fields (baseball and soccer) that will be displaced by the new school -Modern drop off/pick up zones that separate buses from passenger vehicles. info at: molallariverschoolbond.org
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Molalla River Middle School Facts
What is a bond? School districts in Oregon use bonds to finance capital expenses and large maintenance projects. Bonds are sold to investors, and they function a little like a home mortgage, in that the District gets the money up front and pays back the bond holders with principal and interest over a set period of time. District's can not sell bonds without voter approval, because the investors are re-paid from property tax assessments. The State of Oregon does not provide funding to school districts for school construction, building improvements and preservation of facilities.
about 2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Photo Boiler Molalla River Middle
Dr. Tony Mann explains the upcoming bond measure, which if approved by voters, will replace the existing Molalla River Middle School on the same property. https://youtu.be/EobsNd3dOCY?si=giiDZupXl_Xv64WO
2 months ago, Andrea Watson
Dr. Mann explains Measure 3-606
What is the Process? The charge of the Advisory Committee is to consider various options for a new bond proposal. The committee will meet 7-8 times from January-December 2023 and will: Review the facilities needs identified in the District’s Facilities Assessment; Consider options for financing a potential bond, including amount of bond and length of payback period; Develop a timeline and long-term plan for addressing capital improvement projects relating to facilities needs; Consider community feedback in creating the recommendation; and Recommend to the School Board a potential bond package that could be submitted to voters.
4 months ago, Molalla River School District
Long term facilities planning and bond Advisory
Community Bond Advisory Committee Members: Mac Corthell Dwight Mason Michelle Rickles Lauren Lucht Leota Childress Sally Dillon John Meyer Corinne Johnsen Tom Eskridge Julie Bystrom Sarah McArthur Crystal Robles Ron Higginbotham James Lanahan Kurt Brandemihl
4 months ago, Molalla River School District
Bond Committee Members
CBAC Develops Draft Bond Recommendation - September 20, 2023 The Community Bond Advisory Committee has developed a Draft Bond Recommendation to the Molalla River School District Board of Directors. Please click the link below to review the entire recommendation and process.
4 months ago, Molalla River School District
Heater
The Molalla River School District School Board is considering a potential capital construction bond measure to address aging facilities' needs. It has been nearly 20 years since the passage of the last bond measure in the Molalla River School District. In that time, the number of students in our classrooms has increased, safety and security concerns have changed, and basic systems like electrical, heating, plumbing and roofs are aging and do not function as designed in some schools. The Community Bond Advisory Committee is a volunteer group of community members, parents, and staff members tasked with assessing the District’s facilities needs to consider options for a potential capital construction bond. Together with industry experts, this group will review building conditions, educational adequacy assessments, and capacity analyses in order to address deficiencies, educational program changes, and enrollment growth.
4 months ago, Molalla River School District
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