December 2020

Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements across the entire district, including at Sumpter Elementary School. Bond funding will support more than $8 million in renovations at Sumpter to improve safety and security in the school and help relieve overcrowding.

Highlights of the work happening at Sumpter include:
• A new cafeteria and kitchen
• Five new classrooms
• A new multipurpose fitness room
• Removal of all portable classrooms
• Heating/ventilation system improvements
• The creation of a secured vestibule to increase safety and security
• Plumbing improvements

The bond funding will support smaller upgrades and improvements in other areas as well.

The district’s project management team, along with Opsis Architecture, is currently working through the last stages of the design process to create the final drawings construction contractors will use to improve and add spaces to our school.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 and is expected to be complete early in the fall of 2022.

Thanks to the community’s support of the bond, Sumpter will soon have a safer learning environment and additional space to support our students!

A list of projects happening at Sumpter can be found on the district website. For more information about bond-funded construction in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit

A downloadable PDF version of this story can also be found on the district website.