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District to break ground on new elementary

The school in North Bethany will help relieve crowding at other campuses

The Beaverton School District will host a June 14 groundbreaking ceremony in the North Bethany area for its newest elementary school.

The public is invited to attend the event, which will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the site, located at 17805 N.W. Kaiser Road.

The school is scheduled to open in September 2017. Its 750-student capacity should help alleviate crowding at other schools in the fast-growing northern end of the district.

BSD soon will begin a process to set new elementary school attendance boundaries to determine which students will attend the new school and other campuses.

The 87,000-square-foot building, located on nearly 10 acres, will use the same prototype blueprints being employed in school replacement projects at the Vose, Hazeldale and William Walker elementary school sites. DLR Group Architects designed the facilities.

The two-story building will feature 32 classrooms plus nine additional teaching areas and a dividable gym so two physical education classes can be held at one time.

This campus also connects to the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s regional trail system.

Skanska USA Building was awarded the construction contract for the school earlier this year. Skanska is also the contractor in the construcion — now in its late stages — of a new middle school in the Cedar Mill area and has built other buildings in the district, including Bonny Slope Elementary.

People attending the groundbreaking should note that no parking is available at the construction site. Instead, visitors are advised to park at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 15505 N.W. Springville Road (at the Kaiser intersection) and catch a shuttle bus to the site.