11Pat Bradshaw pointing at space behind Kalapuya High

Contractors scout first major bond project

In a key step toward starting its major bond projects, Bethel School District welcomed contractors to tour the construction site for expansion at Kalapuya High School. The 3,450 sq. ft. addition at KHS will feature two new vocational education classrooms and a large storage area.

Rendering of new KHS addition

Contractors’ bids will be revealed April 28. Work is set to begin this summer with a planned opening to students in the fall of 2023.

The Kalapuya work is the first of four major construction projects made possible by Bethel’s $99 million bond passed overwhelmingly by voters in November 2020. Coming soon are the new Cascade Middle School, a vocational education building at Willamette High School, and covered play structures throughout the District.