Pacific Ridge Elementary School

Along with construction of a new campus up the hill, Pacific Ridge Elementary School received major upgrades and renovations.

In 2016, Seaside School District voters approved a $99.7 million bond to bring a new campus out of the tsunami inundation zone. Now that work is in its final stages.

Except for warranty items that pop up as the year progresses, work at Pacific Ridge Elementary has come to an end, project manager Brian Hardebeck told the school board last week.

At the high school, only gym vestibule permitting and construction remain, with an anticipated completion between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Temporary barriers are in place, and performed well in high winds over the weekend, Hardebeck said.

Outside drainage piping at the track continues. Hydroseeding was expected to be complete last week.

The track survived its first test, he added, with heavy storms in late September.

Costs for the general obligation bond project are approaching the forecast expenditures of $131.6 million. In addition to the $99.7 million bond delivered by voters, the project is supplanted by bond sales, interest, state grants, timber money, school sales and a $9 million 20-year loan.

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