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Volume 4, Issue 9


September 2006

Beaverton School District has Cedar Mill plans

If the Capital Construction Bond passes in the general election on November 5, a new school will be built immediately on McDaniel Road in Cedar Mill. The K-5 elementary school would be ready for students in September 2007. Located about halfway between the dense growth near the Sunset Transit Center and the burgeoning north end of the community, the school will relieve crowding at Cedar Mill and Findley schools.

The McDaniel Road school site. R9 areas indicate higher-density residential of nine homes to the acre. The lot marked NC is zoned for neighborhood commercial. A portion of The Bluffs Park abuts the new school site.

The Bond Measure was on the ballot for the May primary election, but although it received 61 percent approval from voters, it failed due to a lack of voter turnout. The Oregon law that required more than 50 percent turnout in May does not apply to the November election.

The District also has an 18-acre plot in the center of the new Timberland residential development being built by Polygon Homes. At one time, it was rumored that it would be a middle school, and that may still be the case, but the Board has yet to make anything public. Because that property was obtained through a condemnation process in 2001, Oregon law requires that something be built on it within a ten-year window. Polygon has graded the parcel and installed service lines so that residents won’t be disturbed by road excavations once the District decides what will be built there.

This year, kindergarten students that would normally have gone to Findley Elementary are being bused to Jacob Wismer’s campus located behind Stoller Middle School. This is seen as a temporary measure until new schools can come on line.

In addition, another school is planned for the Springville/Brugger Rd. area of Bethany, where the 2002 expansion of the Urban Growth Boundary means that hundreds of new homes will begin to appear.


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