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School Board approves bond proposal for May election

Posted on: January 23, 2017

The School Board unanimously voted to send a $159 million bond measure to voters in the May 16, 2017, election.

The measure would:

  • Make upgrades and improvements, including replacing roofs, siding, windows, plumbing, electrical systems in schools around the District.
  • Make energy improvements, including replacing old, inefficient high maintenance heating/ventilation systems, doors, which would save energy costs.
  • Make safety/security upgrades, including automatic door locks, fire alarms, security cameras to improve the safety of students.
  • Make seismic upgrades to enable buildings to better withstand earthquakes.
  • Renovate and/or add classroom space to support vocational/technical classes for all district middle school buildings.
  • Renovate and add classrooms and a cafeteria at Oak Grove Elementary School; purchase property and construct a new elementary school in NE Albany to address growing enrollment and reduce overcrowding.
  • Complete the first phase of West Albany High School’s rebuild that would include new classrooms, commons, auditorium, cafeteria and administrative space; and multipurpose space for vocational/technical education and gymnasium uses at South Albany High School.

The bond proposal is the result of a more than two-year process to identify facility needs in the District. The projects were reviewed by architects and recommended by a community-based District Facilities Advisory Committee (DFAC) that was made up of community members, parents and staff members.

DFAC initially identified more than $250 million in facility needs. This proposal represents the School Board’s priority to balance the most critical needs and the cost to taxpayers. This bond proposal is expected to increase taxes by an estimated $.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value because the 2006 bond is expiring.

For more information, read the resolution and explanatory statement. 

Find more information on the bond information page.

First Ever AOS Students Attend University!

Posted on: October 10, 2018

In the history of Albany Options School (AOS) no student has been accepted to a four-year university, much less gone on to attend one. But AOS is all about “Why Nots?” Last Spring AOS had five students accepted into four-year universities with three currently attending Western Oregon University (the other two are attending LBCC). These three girls are first-generation college students in their families, and two of them were classified as homeless students. The three girls are majoring in Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Pre-Nursing.


¡Los primeros estudiantes de AOS asistirán a la universidad!

Publicado el: 10 de octubre del 2018

En la historia de Albany Options School (AOS) ningún estudiante había sido aceptado a una universidad de cuatro años, mucho menos comenzado a asistir a una.  Pero AOS se trata del “¿Por qué no?” La primavera pasada AOS tenía cinco estudiantes aceptados a una universidad de cuatro años, con tres actualmente asistiendo a Western Oregon University (los otros dos asistiendo al colegio comunitario LBCC).  Estas tres jóvenes son estudiantes universitarias de primera generación en sus familias y dos de ellas fueron clasificadas como estudiantes sin hogar. Las tres jóvenes se especializarán en Psicología, Justicia Criminal y Pre-Enfermería.

The Staff At AOS Ask “Why Not?”

Posted on: October 10, 2018

Albany Options School (AOS) is dedicated to providing students with a smaller learning environment, social and emotional stability, support, and a variety of programs and opportunities for students to meet their educational goals. In other words, AOS is all about asking “Why Not?” Why not get good grades? Why not graduate? Why not go to college or trade school? Why not achieve your dreams? They even created a short video exploring these and other Why Not questions:

El personal de AOS se pregunta:

“¿Por qué no?”

Publicado el: 10 de octubre del 2018

Albany Options School (AOS) está dedicado a proporcionar a los estudiantes un entorno de aprendizaje más pequeño, estabilidad social y emocional, apoyo y una variedad de programas y oportunidades para que los estudiantes alcancen sus objetivos educativos. En otras palabras, AOS se trata de preguntar “¿Por qué no?” ¿Por qué no obtener buenas calificaciones? ¿Por qué no graduarse? ¿Por qué no ir a la universidad o la escuela de carreras técnicas? ¿Por qué no lograr tus sueños? Incluso crearon un video corto que explora estas y otras preguntas de ¿Por qué no?:

Attention teachers: Apply for a fall APSF grant

Posted on: June 26, 2018

The annual Albany Public Schools Foundation grant application window is open. Teachers can apply for a classroom grant for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications are due on Oct. 15 and are available online at

Priority is given to requests in the areas of art, music, STEM, and health and wellness. Teachers who received a grant from the foundation during the previous year must submit an evaluation before being considered for a new grant.

Last year, the foundation awarded $37,683 in classroom grants for programs, projects and materials. Grants are funded by the three Albany Public School Foundation events: iSwim for Kids, iCelebrate Kids Benefit Gala and the iRun for Kids race.

For more information, visit the APSF website or contact Executive Director Aimee Addison, 541-979-2773 or

School is out for summer!

Posted on: June 15, 2018

Happy summer vacation! School is out for summer break and will resume again in September. The District Office will be open all summer with Monday through Thursday summer hours in July. School offices will close in July and reopen in mid-August.

Find resources to help prepare for the 2018-19 school year in the School Resources section of the website.

See you in September!

¡La escuela está cerrada por el verano!

¡Felices vacaciones de verano! La escuela está cerrada por las vacaciones de verano y
se reanudará de nuevo en septiembre. La oficina del distrito estará abierta todo el
verano con horario de verano en el mes de julio de lunes a jueves. Las oficinas de las
escuelas cerraran en julio y volverán abrir a mediados de agosto.

Encuentre los recursos que le ayudaran a prepararse para el año escolar 2018-19 en la
sección deRecursos escolares del lugar en el internet.

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