Madras Pioneer: District breaks ground on WSK-8 addition

The Jefferson County School District 509J held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction of the six-classroom addition at Warm Springs K-8 Academy in Warm Springs, Oregon. JCSD 509J staff, administration, board members, students, and community members gathered for the ceremony.

The K-8 Academy was funded in part by the 2012 509J bond and upon completion, the district soon experienced growth in student enrollment in Warm Springs. Immediately, all classrooms in the building were utilized and even some spaces originally designated as community rooms were transitioned into classrooms. The plans for the six new classrooms will allow the school to shift students into classroom spaces and transition repurposed spaces for their original intended use.