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Voters defy odds, groundbreaking occurs soon
Imbler is doing its part to reverse the disinvestment in education that has become so prevalent in Oregon. Proof is in the groundbreaking for a new elementary school that may take place as early as next March, if Mother Nature cooperates. Contractors and architects say the new 27,000-square-foot school could take from six to 10 months to complete and be ready for the 2011-12 school year. The new school will replace Imbler’s aging elementary school complex. The main building was built in 1912. The gym, Wade Hall, was built in 1929, and the east wing was built in 1954.
Imbler voters Sept. 21 approved the $4 million bond levy for the construction of the new school. The margin of victory was a whopping 75.4 to 24.4. That’s huge. The margin was staggering, particularly in light of how reluctant voters across the state have been to support school district bond levies during tough economic times.