Our 110-year-old school in rural Gem County, as determined by Trout Architects, does not meet seismic stabilization standards and has significant dry rot in some walls. Approximately $500,000 in repairs is necessary to bring our building up to code.
Our students are currently attending school at the Ola Community Hall. The school district will need to pass a bond or levy to have funds to begin the process of repairing the school. Rather than wait on an unpredictable outcome, the community has decided to raise as much money as possible through grants and fundraising to help get our students back in our school faster.
A committee has been formed to apply for grants, set up fund raisers and let our supporters know the needs of the school. No gift is too small and any amount is appreciated. Donations can be made online at https://www.paypal.me/OlaElementary or by check. Checks should be made out to Ola PTO, Note SOS Fund. You can view additional information about Ola School at www.squawcreeknews.blogspot.com or visit our Facebook page