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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 complete on the new Oltman Middle School and Woodbury Middle School expansion. Work is also complete on the improvements at Cottage Grove and Lake middle schools and the first phase of Nuevas Fronteras Spanish Immersion Elementary School. 

A Grand Opening Celebration Event for the new Oltman Middle School was held on Sunday, September 23 from 2-4 p.m. The public was invited to attend a short presentation, followed by tours of the building.

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