Bond 2019 Info and Updates

Thanks Union voters!

In November 2019, the Union community passed a $4 million general obligation bond to improve safety, efficiency, accessibility, and to upgrade facilities. The District also received a $4 million state grant from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program, bringing the project total to $8 million.

Ballot measure information (PDF)

District Bond Goals

The bond project leadership team established the following goals in March 2020 to serve as overall guidance for the bond project design and construction:

  1. Ensure every person can access the campus with dignity.
  2. Update the buildings for use by future generations of Union students, while maintaining historic qualities valued by the community.
  3. Create a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors.
  4. Create logical and efficient flow throughout campus.
  5. Demonstrate responsible and transparent stewardship of bond funds provided by the community.

Potential projects identified in the District’s pre-bond process include:

  • Security (Intercom/Clock/Bell in every classroom, in all hallways, in all offices)
  • Security (Card Key Access - All main entrances with vestibules and cameras to main offices) High School, Miller, Hutchinson, Gymnasium, Athletic complex
  • Security (Cameras in main hallways, Gymnasiums, cafeteria, parking lots, and athletic complex)
  • Roofing, windows, fixtures, furniture, flooring, paint, fencing, and  sidewalk - Hutchinson
  • Roofing, windows, fixtures, furniture, flooring, playground, and paint - Miller
  • Roofing, windows, fixtures, furniture, flooring, and paint - Gymnasium
  • Roofing, windows, fixtures, furniture, flooring, and paint - Music Room
  • Removal of modular buildings and obsolete duct work in High school
  • Miller- Expansion of Miller Gym- Stage, Sound system, Student based health center, Storage
  • Miller - Flooring in new gym space in Miller with movable backboards, nets, scoreboards, announcement system, and seating.
  • HS - Repoint the brick and Creation of a commons area, windows, fixtures, furniture, flooring, paint, lockers and sidewalk.
  • HS - Resurface the front steps and Handicap access to all area of the high school.
  • Gymnasium - Expansion of the foyer with new restrooms, new concessions, handicap access to foyer and bleachers, expansion of the wresting loft.
  • Gymnasium - New gym floor, new announcement system, score boards, basket brackets, resurfacing bleachers with stain and paint.
  • Update heating systems in all Buildings (Miller, Hutchinson, HS, Music, Gym)
  • Resurfacing HS and Athletic complex parking lots
  • Athletic Complex - Resurface Track with curbing on inside and outside.
  • Athletic Complex - Two storage buildings for equipment and athletic supplies

Bond Contact Information

General inquiries: Carter Wells, Superintendent –

Construction Manager/Owner’s Representative: Wenaha Group

  • Cassie Hibbert, Project Manager –
  • Scott Rogers, Senior Project Manager -

Submission of Invoices:

Request for Proposals and Invitations to Bid


Issue Date

Due Date

Downloadable Document

Awarded to

Construction Manager



Request for Qualifications

Wenaha Group, Pendleton, OR




Request for Proposal

Addenda #1

Addendum #2

BLRB Architects, Bend, OR

Findings of Fact for the Use of CM/GC Contracting Method


Public Hearing – 1/29/2020

Findings of Fact 

Approved by the Board on 1/29/2020

Construction Manager / General Contractor (CM/GC)



Request for Proposal

Addenda #1

Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co., Pendleton, OR

Hutchinson Elementary School Roof Repair 3/10/2020 3/30/2020

Invitation to Bid

Addendum #1

Addendum #2

Addendum #3

Addendum #4

Hazardous Material Survey Consultant 3/26/2020 4/9/2020 Quote Request  

Bond Oversight Committee

The community Bond Oversight Committee meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Bobcat Athletic Complex, 800 Dearborn Street.

Bond Oversight Committee Members:

  • Jon Reynolds
  • Dan Martens
  • Lee Ricker
  • Teresa Stratton
  • Jesse Reed
  • Joe Wing
  • Kevin Sheehy
  • Ace Clark



Union school board names general contractor, The Observer, March 17, 2020

Progression of upgrades from bond dollars, Elkhorn Media, February 19, 2020

Bend firm wins bid to design Union schools, The Observer, February 15, 2020

School board names firm to oversee bond project work, The Observer, December 13, 2019

Union schools seek input on bond projects, The Observer, November 20, 2019

Union School District voters overwhelming approve $4 million bond, The Observer, November 6, 2019