Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements for Salem-Keizer Public Schools. The bond will support some level of improvement at every school in the district. Sumpter Elementary School will receive more than $8 million in renovations and additions to relieve overcrowding, prepare for future enrollment growth and increase safety and security.
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
• Creating a secured vestibule at the front entry
• Plumbing improvements and more
Opsis Architecture and the district project management team are finished with the design process and have created the final drawings that a construction contractor will use to build and improve the spaces at our school. The district project management team is now working through the process to select a contractor for Sumpter’s construction project.
Construction is scheduled to begin this summer. As the time for construction approaches, you may notice staging activities for construction taking shape on campus, such as fencing or temporary traffic flow adjustments. Construction is expected to be substantially complete by fall of 2022.
Thanks to the community’s support of the bond, Sumpter will soon have improvements to support 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 www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status.