In June 2015, Long Range Facilities Task Force members, Steve Patterson and Dr. Paul Haddeland, presented the group’s recommendations to the McMinnville School Board. Both members served on the Task Force since its inception in February 2013.

The Task Force recommended the district focus on constructing a vocational/technical center at the high school and complete planned facility improvements. The Task Force recommendation for MHS and all other district schools is aligned with the district’s long-range facilities plan. The plan, first developed in 2005, was revised by architects, construction consultants, and the Long Range Facilities Task Force in 2012 to address the immediate and long-term needs of the district.

 The task force reviewed costs, conducted two community surveys, examined enrollment projections, explored program needs, toured facilities, hosted a community town hall to seek public input, and weighed funding options to recommend future action.

 A driving factor was to keep the tax rate at its current level, which is reflected in the task force recommendation to keep the current $2.80 rate per $1,000 assessed value intact.

For summaries of Task Force meetings, click here.


TASK FORCE MEMBERS

Carson Benner, Cellar Ridge Construction
Scott Chambers, Headwater Investment
Dr. Paul Haddeland, Physician’s Medical Center
John McKeegan, Linfield College
Doug Montgomery, City of McMinnville
Holly Nelson, Chemeketa Community College
Steve Macy, Macy and Sons
Jon Ostling, Cascade Steel
Steve Patterson, Oregon Mutual
Janis BraichStan Primozich, and Tim Roberts, McMinnville School District Board