The school will get 4 new classrooms, a multi-purpose room for science, security improvements, more

COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT - Gresham-Barlow School District Superintendent Katrise Perera and some enthusiastic Deep Creek Damascus students officially break ground for the K-8 schools upgrades and additions. The Gresham-Barlow School District Tuesday marked the start of renovations and additions to the Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Deep Creek will get four new general classrooms and a multi-purpose room for science as part of the construction, which is designed to accommodate middle school students in the main building.

Changing areas for physical education are also part of the project, as are security upgrades such as locking-door hardware in all classrooms and a secure front entrance.

The Deep Creek Tigers also will get a new playground.

Construction should continue through mid-2020.

The project is one of several funded by a $291.2 million bond Gresham-Barlow district voters approved in November 2016. Gresham and Barlow high schools also are being substantially rebuilt. North and East Gresham elementary schools are being replaced and will be open for students this fall.

All district schools got safety and security upgrades, and some other elementary schools also got new playgrounds.COURTESY PHOTO: GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT  COURTESY PHOTO: GREHSAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT - Sixth-grader Camden Pate speaks to the crowd for the Monday, Feb. 25, groundbreaking at Deep Creek-Damascus K-8 School.

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