A design advisory group is forming for the modernization of Madison High School. Workshops also will be scheduled for the public to offer ideas for renovating parts of the 60-year-old building and constructing new facilities on the campus at 2735 N.E. 82nd Ave.
Madison is one of four schools to be upgraded or rebuilt with funds from the $790 million bond approved in May 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019 and end in time for the 2022 school year. While that work continues, Madison students will attend classes at Marshall High School, 3905 S.E. 91st Ave.
Those interested in receiving updates and meeting notices may join the Madison project mailing list: ten.s1516580805pp@do1516580805mshm1516580805. Information also is available by email at ten.s1516580805pp@no1516580805itazi1516580805nredo1516580805mlooh1516580805cs1516580805 or by calling 503-916-2222.
The second building financed by the 2017 bond will be Kellogg Middle School, 3330 S.E. 69th Ave., built in 1917 and closed in 2006 because of declining enrollment. With Portland Public Schools’ enrollment rising, Kellogg will be rebuilt starting in 2019 and is scheduled to be completed by the 2021 school year.
Construction at Lincoln High, 1600 S.W. Salmon St., is scheduled to start in 2020 and be finished by fall 2023. Construction at Benson High, 546 N.E. 12th Ave., is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 with work continuing in three phases to be completed in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Work started at Grant High School, 2245 N.E. 36th Ave., in June and is scheduled to be finished for the 2019 school year. It is the fourth school reconstructed through a 2012 bond. Work is completed at the three other schools: Faubion Elementary, Franklin High and Roosevelt High.
“The district has staggered the start of these projects in an effort to make them more efficient and cost effective,” said Jerry Vincent, the school district’s chief operating officer. “We wanted to make sure our large capital projects were not competing with each other for staff, skilled workers and materials.”