Every summer the end of the school year signals a welcome break for students, teachers and school district officials everywhere.
But here in Camas, a drumbeat of activity to renovate and improve existing facilities along with plans to build a new school have kept school district officials busier than usual throughout the summer.
As reported in the Post-Record the past two weeks, the Camas School district, while overseeing a major renovation of Doc Harris Stadium, is also moving ahead on (1.) Construction of a new elementary school just west of Crown Road, (2) Extensive additions and renovation to Camas High School and (3) Additions and renovation to Dorothy Fox Elementary School.
However for many student-athletes, coaches and parents, the most welcome ongoing project might be a simple drainage project, taking place at the Camas High School baseball and softball fields.
The new drainage system project, which got underway at the end of June, is designed to “remove surface water off the field, which makes it dry quicker, like pulling a plug on a bathtub,” explained project manager Kevin Brown of Bernhardt Golf, the contractor on the project.