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District “taking the next steps” following 2015 Bond Referendum

District 833 is entering the final stage of improvements to schools across the district, thanks to community support of Bond Referendums in 2015 and 2013. Construction is nearing completion at the new Oltman Middle School building in Cottage Grove and at Woodbury Middle School, where a new classrooms and a new kitchen are being added in addition to renovations of the media center and other common spaces. Work is now complete on improvements at Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools.

In the Summer of 2018, work will begin to remodel the existing Oltman Middle School building to allow for Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School to move in.

Below is the timeframe for projects to be completed, with expanded information on each project available through the links on the left side of this page.


Fall 2015

  • Levy and bond referendum approved

Winter 2016

  • North elementary attendance boundaries redrawn
  • Purchase land for new Oltman Middle School 
  • Form middle school planning team

Spring 2016

  • Design the new Oltman Middle School & all other middle school additions and improvements

Summer 2016

  • District takes ownership of Valley Crossing
  • Security upgrades to three more elementary schools

Fall 2016

  • Construction begins for new Oltman Middle School

Winter 2017 

  • Design work begins for Nuevas Fronteras building remodel
  • Redraw south elementary attendance boundaries 

Spring 2017 

  • Construction begins on improvements/additions at Cottage Grove Middle School, Lake Middle School and Woodbury Middle School
  • Redraw middle school attendance boundaries

Summer 2017

  • Ongoing construction of all middle school projects

Fall 2017

  • Cottage Grove and Lake middle school improvements complete
  • Levy referendum to support district operations

Summer 2018

  • Nuevas Fronteras remodel begins

Fall 2018

  • New Oltman Middle School and Woodbury Middle School addition open
  • Nuevas Fronteras (phase 1) opens

Spring 2019

  • Nuevas Fronteras (phase 2) opens