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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2017


Gresham-Barlow School District hosts open house†for†local businesses
Event designed to share opportunities to work with the school district on†$299 million worth of school bond projects

The Gresham-Barlow School District is holding an open house for local businesses on April 18. At the event, attendees will learn about the various business opportunities available within the districtís $299 million Capital Improvement Program.

Significant district construction projects include major renovations of Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School, replacement of North Gresham and East Gresham elementary schools (on the same sites), classroom additions at Hall and Hollydale elementary schools and an addition at the Deep Creek Elementary School building to better meet the needs of the current K-8 program. The districtís ten other schools will also see upgrades.†

During the districtís information campaign leading up to the passage of the November 2016 school bond, the school district shared its commitment to involving local businesses in the various school bond projects. The April 18 open house is one of the first steps in making good on that promise. The Gresham Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the school district on the event.

The April 18 Gresham-Barlow School District Open House takes place at East Hill Church from 3 to 5 p.m. Individuals with questions about the meeting should call the Gresham-Barlow School Districtís Business Office at 503-261-4567.

Gresham-Barlow School District

Open House for Local Businesses

April 18

3 to 5 p.m.

East Hill Church

Office Complex South

539 North Main Avenue

Gresham, OR†† 97030

About the 2016 Bond

In November 2016, the voters of Gresham-Barlow School District approved a capital construction bond in the amount of $291.17 million.† Additionally, the state of Oregon awarded the school district a capital construction grant of $8 million.† This grant was only available upon successful passage of the bond measure.†

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

About the Gresham-Barlow School District

The Gresham-Barlow School District serves families with students in grades K-12 and has a student population of more than 11,700. The district has 18 schools and a solid reputation for providing its students with a quality education. On Oregonís Statewide Assessment, students compare favorably with those from other districts of similar socio-economic make-up.

The districtís curriculum is designed to promote the basic skills and positive attitudes required for students to lead full and productive lives in the 21st century.†

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