The school is located in the historic Maple Grove School near Molalla
Renaissance Public Academy is temporarily closed due to damage caused by a broken water pipe.
The pipe burst in the main building, resulting in flooding of three of the four classrooms, water damage to the fourth, the supply storage, and computer server room. In addition to water damage caused by the flooding, some text books, paper stock, classroom supplies, some computers and monitors were destroyed. The school will remain closed while damage is assessed and salvageable equipment and supplies are removed.
Renaissance Public Academy is located in the historic Maple Grove School, which opened as a one-room schoolhouse in 1887. The current building was built in 1929, and is listed on the Clackamas County Register of Historic Buildings. Renaissance is a non-profit, tuition-free, public charter school of choice sponsored by the Molalla River School District. The school is currently serving grades 4-12, with a focus on classical education and character development.
Tony Mann, superintendent of Molalla River School District, has been generous with his time and assistance, which is very much appreciated, said Raleen Hockenberry, a member of the school staff.
She said school staff are also grateful for the support of parents and community.
The school is asking for donations to help cover expenses related to the flood damage. Donations are tax deductible.
To contact Renaissance Public Academy, call 503-759-7002 or visit the website at RPA-molalla.org.