Coffenberry Middle School new construction grand opening
South Umpqua School District is thrilled to announce that Coffenberry Middle School has added a new building to the campus. This grant-funded structure includes a kitchen, cafeteria and band room.
The community is invited to a Grand Opening celebration on Friday, Aug. 18, from 4 – 6:00 p.m. at 591 NE Rice St. in Myrtle Creek.
Construction was fully funded through federal grants and cost approximately $4,000,000. The grants for construction of this project were approved in 2021.
The expansion addressed student safety. Previously, the middle school students walked across the street to share facilities with Myrtle Creek Elementary School.
“South Umpqua School District remains committed to providing safe learning environments and opportunities for our students. We’ll continue moving forward to discover ways that best support our school communities,” said Superintendent Dr. Paul Hillyer.
The new structure represents the first phase of the project. The future goal includes adding classrooms. The passing of a school bond would allow for this expansion.
HGE Architects designed the building and Ausland Group, a development consulting, engineering, and construction company headquartered in Southern Oregon, managed the project.