Wenaha Group managed all projects under a $38 million bond program that included two major new construction projects in addition to modernizations of nearly every facility in the district. Many of these projects were executed concurrently. A new 80,000 square foot K-8 school was constructed in Warm Springs under a complex partnership between the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and the Jefferson County School District. The project was funded jointly by the Tribe and the District which required close coordination and cooperation between all parties. The facility incorporates important historical and cultural elements with accommodations now common to other school district facilities. The other centerpiece of the bond program was the new 600 seat performing arts center located at Madras High School. This state of the art facility was constructed in an operating school campus which required extensive planning and daily communication to ensure the work could proceed without disruption to school operations and without sacrificing the safety and security of students, staff, and the public. Most of the district-wide improvements were focused on improving safety and security and increasing energy efficiency at all facilities. Our expertise in the complexities of the SB1149 process as well as our outstanding working relationship with the Oregon Energy Trust resulting in bringing nearly $10 million additional funds into the budget.
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