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Construction company selected for Halinan, Lakeridge stadium remodel, Hunger Fighters also present on recent work

The Lake Oswego School Board held a brief work session Monday, Nov. 4, to receive updates from the Contract Review Board and the Hunger Fighters Oregon.

Hallinan Elementary School

Lake Oswego School District Executive Director of Project Management Tony Vandenberg presented a recommendation to the board to approve a $110 thousand contract with Mortenson Construction be executed to provide construction management and general contracting services for the renovation project.

Vandenberg presented three timeline scenarios for construction, to be discussed in-depth at a later time.

The motion to approve the recommendation was passed.

Lake Oswego Pool

Vandenberg also brought a request for approval of a $355 thousand contract withOpsis Architecture for the ongoing effort to replace the district pool. Opsis' work would include sighting exercises — to find and approve a recommended site — and community surveys.

The motion to approve the contract was passed.

Lakeridge high school stadium

Finally, Vandenberg asked the board to authorize a $3.5 million contract with R.A. Gray Construction, LLC for the Lakeridge Stadium Improvements Project.

The project would include a new stadium cover and press box.

The board applauded the community for putting aside "lakeism" to make this possible, and praised the patience of the Pacer community.

The motion was approved. With that, the Contract Review Board adjourned and the board moved into its work session with a presentation from the Hunger Fighters.

Hunger Fighters presentation

Food pantry volunteers thanked for the board for the opportunity to present about a great need in the community.

They informed the board that they offer a food pantry to anyone who is a member of the community or district. The pantry is open from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday,and each family can visit twice a month.

They recently partnered with Starbucks and New Seasons to receive still-good items the businesses can no longer sell.

In September they served 45 households, 33 of which with at least once child under the age of 18. The Hunger Fighters noted that the district's partnership stitches together well with its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Hunger Fighters' goal is providing a safe and inclusive environment for all. That includes making sure no student goes to school or to bed hungry.

The Hunger Fighters thanked the community for its participation in work parties, restocking and food drive opportunities.

They asked the board come visit the pantry to see for themselves the work that goes on there.


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