December 2020

Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements across the entire district, including at Schirle Elementary School. Bond funding will support more than $5 million in renovations at Schirle to improve safety and security in the school and help relieve overcrowding.

Highlights of the work happening at Schirle include:
• A new cafeteria and kitchen
• Two new classrooms
• Removal of all portable classrooms
• Plumbing improvements
• Gym improvements
• Creation of a secured vestibule at the main entry to enhance safety and security
• Intercom system upgrades

The bond funding will support smaller upgrades and improvements in other areas as well.

The district’s project management team, along with Anderson Shirley Architects, is currently working through the last stages of the design process to create the final drawings construction contractors will use to improve and add spaces to our school.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2021 and is expected to be complete early in the fall of 2022.

Thanks to the community’s support of the bond, Schirle will soon have a safer learning environment and additional space to support our students!

A list of projects happening at Schirle can be found on the district website. For more information about bond-funded construction in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit

A downloadable PDF version of this story can also be found on the district website.