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New school site still uncertain

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – Despite representatives of the architects, the construction company and the Vale School Board in one room for discussions Monday, the final location of the new Vale Middle School remains unsettled.

Vale school officials requested Steele Associates Architects of Bend to study anew the placement of the new school. Presently, plans have been drawn up to build the new school on ground owned by the district behind the high school. The district requested a cost analysis for building on the existing middle school site.

Vale district voters passed a bond providing $8 million funding for the new school. The state matched an additional $4 million for a total budget of $12 million.

In the last few months, questions have arisen over the placement of the new school. Original plans were to place the school on land owned by the district behind the high school . . .