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Construction Of New Roosevelt Middle School Underway

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Karen Richards
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Construction trucks are at work on the site of the new Roosevelt Middle School in South Eugene. Current sixth graders should be able to start eighth grade on the new campus.

Bonds approved in 2013 funded the rebuilding of four aging Eugene schools. Superintendent Shelley Berman says the recent groundbreaking is an exciting moment:

Berman: “We’re moving ahead in a very rapid way around Roosevelt. We hope that we’ll get it open in fall of 2016. I know that they’re beginning to move dirt and will be setting the foundation fairly soon.”

Berman says the design includes an inner courtyard and plenty of light. The YMCA is currently raising money for its facility, which they hope to build at Roosevelt’s current location.

Howard Elementary may be ready to open in less than a year, says Berman. River Road Elementary and ATA at Jefferson are on track for fall, 2017.

Up to the minute construction photos are available on 4J’s website here.

Karen Richards has been a KLCC reporter since the fall of 2012.
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