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Requirements and Conditions of Grant

Gib Olinger Elementary School

  • The building will be a K-3 Elementary School
  • It will be approximately 75,000 square feet
  • It will be located on the lot owned by the school district commonly referred to as the “cannery lot”
  • It will be completely new construction
  • The old warehouse will be demolished
  • We will attempt to use the site well for geothermal efficiencies
  • The building will have photo-voltaic panels on the roof
  • Any other energy efficiency situations will be considered
  • The building will have a full sized wood floor gymnasium with sparse seating and locker rooms (Gym may be used for middle school or high school junior varsity teams)
  • Outdoor space will contain ball and play fields, restrooms and concession building
  • The building will be named after Gib Olinger a former civic stalwart of the Milton-Freewater community
  • The school district will vacate the campuses of Freewater and Grove

Grove Sports Complex

We will develop a Sports Complex on the site at Grove (named Grove Sports Complex)

Current plans include:

  • 2 Regulation soccer fields
  • Measured walking/jogging path
  • Parking
  • Seating, concessions, restrooms

Bus/Maintenance Yard

The bus yard and maintenance office will be moved off its current site at the high school at a site to be determined.

Ferndale School

Ferndale will become a grade 4-5 facility

There is approximately $200,000 in the budget for technology upgrades and repairs to the building at Ferndale.


There is approximately $1,000,000 dedicated to HVAC upgrades to the Mac-Hi facility.

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