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New building for Logos Public Charter School

The Logos Public Charter School is finishing up the final inspections for their new building.

Posted: Jul 29, 2019 11:04 AM
Updated: Jul 30, 2019 2:18 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Logos Public Charter School is in the final stages of a safety inspection for its new building. The new location is on North Ross Lane in Medford. 

The school opened in 2010 with about 300 students. This year, the Logos Public Charter School is expecting 1000 students. 

Sheryl Zimmerer, the executive director of the school, said their old building just wasn't big enough anymore. 

"We had different days of the week we had different students coming to school because we just didn't have the space to have them all here at the same time," Zimmerer said. The new school building could potentially host events, such as a science fair or even graduation, Zimmerer added.  

Charter schools aren't allowed to ask taxpayers for bond money, so Logos took out a mortgage to build this school. It cost about $6.2 million to build. 

J.B. Steel started to build the school during September of 2018. The new building is triple the size of Logos' old building and has a contemporary design with the metal framing exposed. This helps the building feel more open and J.B. Steel said it might even encourage kids to learn about construction. 

"It shows the process of what it takes to build a construction facility, especially with the high end finishes we have in this building," Russ Batzer, J.B. Steel owner, said. 

You can see the inside of the new school building on August 27. The Logos Public Charter School plans to showcase their new school at a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Medford Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome to come and refreshments will be served. 

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