2017 Construction Bond

June 2020 construction at Caldera High School

June 2020 photo shows construction underway at Caldera High School.

Latest News - Construction in Progress

CAldera High School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: Construction crews continued to work throughout our district to complete projects related to the 2017 construction bond. The new Caldera High School, pictured here, is slated to open in the fall of 2021. The new high school, strategically sited in southeast Bend where overcrowding issues are the greatest, will meet current and anticipated future classroom shortages caused by decades of enrollment growth.
  • About this project: The new high school, strategically sited where overcrowding issues are the greatest, will meet current and anticipated future classroom shortages caused by decades of enrollment growth. It will be a two-story school which will include approximately 59 classrooms, including several Career and Technical Education classrooms; a 600-seat auditorium; a library as a central focal point of the school; collaboration space throughout the school; a football stadium and other sports fields; and two secure main entries. The school is on track to open in the fall of 2021 and will help alleviate overcrowding at the high schools in Bend.

Pilot Butte Middle School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: A full campus-wide modernization project at Pilot Butte, a 50-year-old school, is complete.
  • About this project: Pilot Butte, a 50-year-old school, is receiving a full, campus-wide interior modernization. The project is being done in phases and includes new secure lobby, new roofs on several buildings, new technology and more. Phase 1, which is complete, included modernization of Buildings E and F. The office was relocated to create a secure lobby and the science classrooms are modernized. The music classrooms were leveled out to create a more accessible and better learning environment.

Bend Senior High School

  • Winter 20202021 update: Crews are hard at work constructing a new building that will house several classrooms and be part of the school's new master plan. The building is scheduled to be complete in spring of 2021.
  • About this project: Some instructional spaces within Bend Senior High School, which was built in 1955, will be modernized. The first phase of the master plan for the school will take place with funds from the 2017 construction bond. A new master plan for Bend Senior High School has been developed - the first phase of which will be build with funds from the 2017 construction bond.

Juniper Elementary School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: Construction on the school's new multi-use space is well underway. The project will also include new roofs for several buildings, new technology updates, a secure lobby and more. The project is slated to be complete in spring of 2021.
  • About this project: The school, which is one of the oldest in Bend-La Pine Schools, will receive a new multi-use instruction space and a new kitchen (see rendering above). The project will also include new roofs for several buildings, energy efficient windows, new technology updates, a secure lobby and more.

La Pine Middle School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: An existing science classroom was converted to a wet science classroom; ADA improvements were made throughout and carpet was replaced with tile. Completed fall 2020.
  • About this project: An existing science classroom will be converted to a wet science classroom; ADA improvements will be made throughout and carpet will be replaced with tile.

Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: The school, which was built in 1949, received its first comprehensive modernization. The interior is being modernized and the school is receiving a new roof. The project, which also includes a seismic upgrade, is slated to be complete in spring 2021.
  • About this project: The school, which was built in 1949, will receive its first comprehensive modernization. The interior will be modernized (see rendering above) and the school will receive a new roof. Seismic upgrades will also take place, funded by a grant.

High Desert Middle School

  • Winter 2020/2021 update: A new auxiliary gym is under construction at the middle school. The school's lighting was updated to energy efficient LED lighting, locker rooms were modernized. The project is slated to be complete by spring 2021.
  • About this project: A new auxiliary gym will be constructed at High Desert on the southeastern corner of the building.

Planning is underway for the following projects:

  • R.E. Jewell Elementary: New cafeteria and kitchen will be constructed. Other updates include new student restrooms and updates to the HVAC system. Design is complete, bidding begins in spring of 2021, with construction set to begin this summer.
  • Bear Creek Elementary: A new cafeteria and kitchen will be constructed. Other updates include new student restrooms, energy efficient windows throughout the facility and storm water drainage improvements. Design is complete, bidding begins in spring of 2021 with construction set to begin over the summer.
  • Three Rivers School: Repairing and rebuilding grounds, replacing outdated retaining walls, updating grounds, improving storm drainage and adding a second playground. Design will be complete in spring, with construction set to begin over the summer.
  • Cascade Middle: Art room and PE workout room modernization, new lockers and ADA improvements in the locker rooms, and new hallway lockers throughout the school. Construction slated to begin over the summer.
  • Summit High: Roof replacement is 80 percent complete. The remainder will be completed in summer of 2021.


Up Next

The following projects are current in design or planning, with construction slated to begin in 2021.

  • Bear Creek Elementary School: The school will receive a new stand alone cafeteria space, allowing the existing space to be used as a gymnasium full time. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2021.
  • R.E. Jewell Elementary School: The school will receive a new stand alone cafeteria and kitchen, allowing the existing space to be used as a gymnasium full time. Construction is slated to begin in spring of 2021.
  • Ensworth Elementary School: The school will receive a new boiler and classroom fans.
  • Cascade Middle School: The existing shop will be transformed into an exercise room; the art room will be modernized and lockers throughout the school, which are original, will be replaced.

Completed Projects

The following bond projects are complete.

Additions and New Schools

  • North Star Elementary School - construction of new elementary school in north Bend
  • Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School - Two new Career and Technical classrooms and a new gymnasium

Major Projects

  • Pilot Butte Middle School - school-wide modernization; Phase 1 and 2 are complete, Phase 3 is underway

Interior Modernization Projects

  • Lava Ridge Elementary School
  • Elk Meadow Elementary School
  • La Pine Elementary School

Additional Bond Projects

  • Roofing projects at the following schools: Bend Senior High School, Mountain View High School, Bear Creek Elementary School, Pilot Butte Middle School, La Pine High School.
  • New secure lobbies at schools throughout the district.
  • Paving and accessibility updates at schools throughout the district.

Bond Details

In May 2017, the voters of Bend-La Pine Schools approved a capital construction bond in the amount of $268 million dollars.

School bond projects will increase student and staff safety, improve access to school sites, and address chronic overcrowding through upgrades and updates made to schools and classrooms throughout the district.

About the Bond

Provide Neighborhood Schools in Students sitting at benches with their hands raisedHigh-Growth Areas:

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Construct one elementary school and one high school to meet current and anticipated future overcrowding caused by decades of continuing enrollment growth[1].




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Maintenance and Preservation at Existing Buildings:

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Nearly half of the District’s schools are more than 30-years-old, and projects are proposed to modernize these facilities. The bond funding would allow the District to replace leaking roofs and windows, and upgrade heating, ventilation, electrical, and plumbing systems. The bond would also allow the District to make money saving energy improvements to boilers, HVAC and lighting systems to many of its schools and facilities.


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Classroom Additions and Modernization:

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Many of the District's classrooms were constructed decades ago. The bond would allow the community to add and renovate classrooms and support spaces at existing schools; including modernization of instructional spaces for science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and physical education.



A picture of a school construction siteSafety and Technology Improvements:

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Make health and life safety upgrades including cameras, intercoms and entrance redesign to provide improved visibility of visitor access. Improve technology wiring and cabling to ensure students throughout the district have equal access to technology resources.

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[1] October 1 Historical Enrollment, Julianne Repman, Oct. 1, 2016