August 8, 2016
Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!
The first day of school is just around the corner (on August 30th) and your children will soon be stepping onto school buses, walking through school doors, and entering their school’s classrooms, gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias. Here in the school district, support staff have been working hard throughout the summer to get our curriculum organized, buses tuned up, and our schools and classrooms cleaned and ready for students.
As I reflect on the 2015-16 school year, I feel so proud and humbled to serve the children and families in Hood River County. I can’t possibly rehash all the amazing successes over the course of last school year, but there are a number of accomplishments that required the efforts of our entire educational community that we should all take pride in:
10-20-16 - School District Begins Bond Project Design Activities At Wy'east and May St Schools
On November 2 at 6:00 pm the Hood River County School District will hold the first of several community open houses at Wy’east Middle School to talk about the design, layout, and function of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) addition. The purpose of this event and future meetings is to gather community and staff input and to share information about the overall bond project process.
On November 15 and 17, between 3:00 and 7:00pm on both dates, interested community and staff members will have the opportunity to learn about preconstruction activities at May St. Elementary and to provide input toward the design of the new school to be constructed at the same location. <Read More>
10-14-16 Intent to Award for RFP Investment Services
RFP Investment Services Due Date: 9/23/2016 Intent to Award: 10/14/2016 Issuing Agency: Hood River County School District for Investment Services to award Piper Jaffray. Please direct any questions regarding this notice to Saundra Buchanan, CFO, firstname.lastname@example.org.
10-10-2016 - Draft Bond Projects Schedule
The schedule for our Hood River School District 2016 Bond Projects is quickly taking shape. While the Project Schedule is still a working document, it is important to share this information with interested community and staff members to allow for maximum involvement throughout the next weeks, months and years of design and construction. A top priority for our School Board and School District Administration is to create the conditions for you to be meaningfully engaged in projects that affect your community school. Click here to review the 2016 Bond Project Schedule. <read more>
09-20-16 - School Bond Sale and Refinance Yield Savings
On September 13, 2016, the Hood River County School District (HRCSD) closed on the sale of $57.2 million of voter-supported bonds. In part because of the District’s strong financial stewardship and associated AA+ bond rating, investors purchased the bonds at a premium. On average the bond coupons sold on the market for 14.5% more than asking price, resulting in an additional $8.5 million to the school district, all while staying within the estimated target tax levy of $1.83 per $1000. Read more...
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Board Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Site Team Meeting: Hood River Middle School
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM School-Community Work Group #2: Wy'East Middle School