A Time to Build
When did Veritas School buy the property located at the southeast corner of College (Hwy 219) and Bell Road in Newberg?
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When did Phase I of the campaign start and what has been accomplished?
When did Phase II of the campaign start and what has been accomplished?
While there has not been any visible above ground construction completed, there has been more than $1.5 million spent on the property to date and a great deal of unseen site-development accomplished since the downturn in the economy in 2008/09. In the fall of 2010, the Veritas Board of Governors completed an in-depth feasibility study involving the feedback of 32 school families to determine the appropriate next steps in the campaign. The results confirmed that our constituents believed we should move forward with our plans with a new objective in mind – moving to the new school site as soon as possible. Phase II of our campaign, aptly called A Time to Build was launched in June of 2011. In August we were blessed to receive our first large cash pledge of $125,000 and from August of 2011 through December of 2013, we received a total of $530,000 in 3-5 year cash pledges and Gift In Kind contributions.
In addition, we were blessed with some unanticipated contributions. Our prayer for the fill dirt necessary to build up the sloping soccer field was answered when a local excavator donated a significant amount of excellent top soil to our site free of charge. Much to our surprise, in Sept of 2012, a local developer donated two city lots located on College, valued at a combined RMV of over $91,000. In April of 2013, after years of negotiations-the City of Newberg approved the architectural plans for Veritas’ sewer and water system. In September, Raugust Excavation began digging the massive trench from a nearby subdivision to the new school site, a distance of nearly ½ mile, and was able to complete the construction of the required city sewer and water project in February, 2014. Back to the top…
Is it true Veritas will develop athletic fields for our students, as well as the Newberg community?
The Veritas Board has agreed that as part of our Phase II A Time To Build Campaign, we will move forward with the build-out of two athletic fields which will include an 86,500 sq. ft. soccer/lacrosse fields and a 125,500 sq. ft. baseball field. Similar to the walking trail that surrounds our property, it is our desire to support the Newberg community with the availability of high quality and much needed athletic fields. Back to the top…