January 12, 2018 4:00 a.m.
Seismic projects at two Roseburg schools have taken another step forward.
Wednesday night the Roseburg School Board selected a contractor for seismic projects at Fullerton and Green Elementary Schools. Superintendent Gerry Washburn says that Vitus Construction of Gold Hill was picked to do the work. Both schools have received State of Oregon seismic grants just shy of $1.5 million dollars each. Fullerton’s grant was awarded in May of 2017 and the grant for Green was awarded in 2016. There is no local match requirement with these grants.
Chief Operations Officer Cheryl Northam told News Radio 1240 KQEN the district hopes to complete the work in Green this summer. The project at Fullerton should be completed in the summer of 2019 though officials are hopeful that at least part of the work can be done this summer.
Hucrest and Melrose schools have each received grants for seismic work, but Northam says those are scheduled for 2019.
Also at Wednesday night’s meeting, the school calendar for the 18-19 school year was adopted. Next fall classes will start the day after Labor Day. Winter break will run from December 22nd through January 6th.
Superintendent Washburn told the board that the Lunchbox Express program served 270 meals over the winter break. The program will run again for spring break, which is the last week in March.