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School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

OSU Physics Department Visits Clover Ridge

Posted on: June 21, 2017

In May, Clover Ridge 1st grade students were visited by two professors from the OSU Physics department. The children learned about air pressure from Professor Minot and then they each got to ride on his hover craft! Professor Lazzati shared information on the Solar Eclipse that will happen in our area this August and provided each 1st grade student with special glasses that will safely allow them to look at the sun during the eclipse. He also brought his huge telescope to look at the sun, but unfortunately it was a cloudy day, so they were able to look far away at the neighboring trees and houses instead. A BIG “Thanks!” goes out to these professors for taking time out of their day and to come to Clover Ridge and share their knowledge in their fields of expertise with our 1st grade students!!

Clover Ridge 2017 Summer Library Program

Posted on: June 21, 2017

Bring Your Family to The Library This Summer!

Library open every Wednesday from 9:30-12:00

All children registered at Clover Ridge Elementary (including this year’s 2nd graders) and their families will be able to check out books for summer reading. Children must be supervised

by an adult.  Plan to come to all of the sessions, or as many as you can.

You may drop in on any of the dates, any time during the hours of

9:30 to noon, to check out books.


There will be entertainment or activities and lots and lots of books!!

Entertainment or activities will start at 10:00


June 28th:  Hands and Hearts Drumming

July 5th  :   Hands on Science: Roller coaster building

July 12th :   Pipe Dream Aviary: Local animal rescue

July 19th :   Andy Locke Ventriloquist

July 26th :   Engineering: Building Bridges by Carl Koester/CH2M

August 2nd:  Building a better world by recycling: Republic Services

August 9th:    Build a better world:  Plant a garden Art by Victoria Wills

August 16th:   Building Character with Mrs. Graham

August 23th:   Summer Reading Celebration!

(last program…turn in reading records and game cards for prizes


Incentives and rewards for reading will be given throughout the summer

for those attending and for those reading.


In partnership with Albany Public Library and supported with funds from The Ridges PTC,

Albany Public Schools Foundation, City of Millersburg and Scholastic Book Fair Sales


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