Construction improvements funded by the 2018 bond are well underway at Parrish. The bond promises some level of improvement at all schools in the district. Nearly $10 million is being invested in expansions and improvements at Parrish.

Work started in June of 2021 and has made steady progress. Over the summer of 2021, contractors focused on seismic strengthening work. This work is not visible because it’s located inside the walls; seismic strengthening involves removing drywall, adding rebar and concrete to the interior of the walls, securing the walls to the floor joists and ceilings, and then covering the new stronger structure with drywall again. Roofing and improvements in the library were also completed in the summer.

Two of the three new science classrooms will be ready for students in January of 2022. Construction will continue through the rest of this school year on the third new science lab and improvements to the front entry, including relocating the office space to the front entry, and more. Work is on track to be completed in the fall of 2022.

Construction can be inconvenient, but the results will be worth the temporary discomfort. Thank you to our staff, students and parents for being supportive and understanding during construction!

For more information about work at Parrish or other schools in the district, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status