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Futures Are Built Here May 28, 2020

The new Eastside Elementary School is getting closer to completion. Painting has begun, flooring is going in, and installation of casework will begin shortly. The project is possible due to the passage of the Coos Bay School District Bond in November 2017 for improvements and reconstruction to multiple school facilities. The bond passage displayed the community’s support for education in our area and will create a new facility for Eastside elementary students along with significant upgrades to the neighboring Millicoma Middle School.

A new retaining wall is being installed in Eastside to make room for the construction of new sidewalks as part of the Safer Route to School Project being done in tandem with the construction of the new Eastside Elementary School. In January 2019, the City successfully secured a $2 million grant for Eastside sidewalks through the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS). The City received the maximum amount one applicant can receive from ODOT, which included a very competitive grant process.

The former Harding Learning Center Building has been removed and contractors are making the site ready forthe new Marshfield Middle School. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 with completion in time for the 2021/22 school year, meeting the community’s desire for Seventh and Eighth graders to be together again on one campus, while still having the option of attending certain classes on the high school campus.

The former Harding Learning Center Building has been removed and contractors are making the site ready for the new Marshfield Middle School. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 with completion in time for the 2021/22 school year, meeting the community’s desire for Seventh and Eighth graders to be together again on one campus, while still having the option of attending certain classes on the high school campus.