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School board members and administrators thanked the community for supporting the bond project.

School board members, administrators, students and staff gathered on June 8 to break ground at the future site of Canby High School's new science and general education wing.

"This is an opportunity for us to modernize another part of our building," said Principal Greg Dinse. "This is the latest thing to help us bring modern educational spaces to modern students who are doing some modern learning."

COURTESY PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Canby broke ground at the future site of the new high school wing, set to be complete by the fall of 2023.

The new building is the largest portion of the Canby School District's 2020 bond projects at 50,000 square feet and $36 million. The wing will have upgraded science labs, meeting rooms, shared learning spaces and common areas.

School Board Vice-Chair Tom Scott thanked the dozens of school staff, current and former board members, city personnel and bond committee members for their hours of work to see these improvements come to fruition.

"We have an incredibly supportive community," Scott said. "They love our kids, and they love to support them. So, most of all, thank you to our community members."

With that, everyone grabbed their gold shovels and broke ground.

The wing is set to be completed by the fall of 2023. A camera will be installed so members of the community can follow along with the construction process over the next year, which will be available on the district's website.


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