Address Safety and Security

Silver Falls schools provide many points of entry for visitors and the general public, including entrances that lack modern security features such as secure vestibules and functional door locks. In addition, school intercoms, phones, and data systems are aging and do not work as originally intended.

Update & Repair Aging School Buildings

The average age of a school in the Silver Falls School District is 70 years. Ten of our District’s schools are over 50 years old and have aging roofs, electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing systems that have reached the end of their usable life. Several elementary schools in the district have basements that cannot be entered without protective equipment due to black mold and water intrusion.

Silverton Middle School

Silverton Middle School, originally built in 1938, has portions that are condemned and cannot be used.

Health & Accessibility

Several schools in the district have aging heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems and many schools have hazardous materials such as asbestos in the flooring. Many schools lack appropriate ADA accessible restrooms and entries.