Upgrades, Resources Coming to Lebanon Schools

A digital rendering shows what the new building at Seven Oak will look like once complete.

As the 2023-24 school year ends and summer begins, the Lebanon School District can look forward to improvements in the community.

Beginning June 17, kids ages 1-18 are able to take part in a free meal program. Limited to one meal per day per child, meals must be picked up by the child, parent, guardian, sibling or grandparent.

Grab-and-go sites will include Cascades School, Lebanon Public Library, River Center, Riverview School and Seven Oak Middle School.

Seven Oak will see a 10,000 square foot addition with three classrooms, a covered outdoor space and a multipurpose room. The new building will be available for use as of fall 2024.

According to LCSD, the expansion solves the problem of limited space at the middle school by letting students “spread out” while allowing student needs to be met through better master schedule flexibility. The Seven Oak expansion is funded by leftover COVID relief funds.

Lebanon High School is in the process of upgrading their cafeteria, which will also be ready for use by fall of this year. The upgrade includes replacing non-functional equipment, a redesigned layout to improve foot traffic efficiency, and new options for students: a sandwich station and salad bar.

Per LCSD, which qualifies for the federal Community Eligibility Provision program allowing the district to serve free meals to all students, they’ve seen a huge increase in meals being served with approximately 500 meals daily, up from 251 pre-COVID. Federal funding covers the upgrade project costs, estimated at $517,000.

Following complaints about a leaky roof at Lacomb School, a project manager for HMK Company evaluated the roof and the timeline for repairs, and bids were accepted through Dec. 15, 2023, for the repair project. The roof replacement is projected to be completed by Fall 2024.

Per the call for bids, the renovations will include a full demolition of the old roof and exterior soffit replacements, among other things. Construction was planned to start mid-June.

PTA parents at Green Acres School are working on fundraising for new playground equipment.