WOODLAND — When Rick Syring attended Green Mountain School from 1956 to 1962, it was a one-school district tucked deep in a tree-filled dead end road outside of Woodland.
Now, the district is, well, still a one-school district tucked deep in a tree-filled dead end road outside of Woodland.
Syring has been on the district’s school board for 30 years, spending the last 10-plus as the board chairman. While some things are the same in Green Mountain, plenty has changed. For example, the school has nine teachers now. Green Mountain previously had only two teachers — a married couple — who lived in the district’s cottage just a short stroll from the school.
The Green Mountain School, which opened in 1932, is in need of some repairs and upgrades. The last major renovation was done in 1996, when the interior of the school was completely renovated, forcing students off campus for an entire school year.
To make those upgrades, Green Mountain School District is turning to district residents for help in the form of a capital levy in the Nov. 6 election to modernize, renovate and improve the district. The levy requires a simple majority of 50 percent plus one vote to pass.