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Parks district no longer buying administrative offices; Clackamas, Wichita instead to be transferred; North Clackamas School District still to receive Hood View Park from the North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District for the new high school's sports fields

North Clackamas Parks and Recreation District and North Clackamas School District are moving forward on modified agreement for the school district to receive Hood View Park for the new high school's sports fields.

In exchange, the parks district will receive Concord Elementary School in Oak Grove, Wichita Elementary School in Milwaukie, Clackamas Elementary School in unincorporated Clackamas County and cash, valuing a total of $18.7 million.

After further inspection of the properties, the parks district opted not to acquire the school district's former administration building on Lake Road due to limited potential for facility use. In place of the Lake Road building, acquisition of Wichita Elementary School and Clackamas Elementary School were negotiated into the agreement (along with previously agreed upon Concord Elementary School).

The amended agreement includes the following terms:

School district buys Hood View Park for $18.7 million;

Parks district buys Concord Elementary School for $1.59 million;

Parks district buys Clackamas Elementary School for $1.7 million;

Parks district buys Wichita Elementary School for $1.37 million;

Parks district receives approximately $14 million in cash equivalents, down from $15.78 million in bond funds the school district was to pay the county in the original agreement.

"This partnership is a fantastic example of the benefits that can occur when public entities work collaboratively to support the students and families within our community," said Matt Utterback, the school district's superintendent.

Under a separate agreement being considered, the two districts will each continue current "status quo" management of Wichita Elementary School and Hood View Park until such time as these facilities are needed for future purposes. The parks district will assume management of Concord and Clackamas schools immediately upon transfer of the properties.

"This collaborative agreement will help to further increase recreational opportunities and quality of life for residents through new indoor community centers and open spaces in multiple strategic locations throughout both districts," said Scott Archer, parks-district director.

Residents and community groups are invited to participate and provide comments in person at the following public Board meetings, by submitting written comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 503-742-4348.

Jan. 11, 7 p.m.

School Board meeting,

12400 S.E. Freeman Way, Milwaukie

Jan. 18, 6 p.m.

Parks Board meeting,

12700 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas

Jan 25, 7 p.m.

School Board meeting, 12400 S.E. Freeman Way

Feb. 8, 7 p.m.

School Board meeting,

12400 S.E. Freeman Way

Feb. 15, 6 p.m.

Parks Board meeting,

12700 S.E. 82nd Ave.

For more information, visit: ncprd.com/partnership.

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