What will happen to the fields at Fort Nugent if a school is built there?
The school at Fort Nugent is proposed to be built on Oak Harbor Public Schools property that was bought more than 40 years ago for future school construction. The school would be built towards the front of the property, which leaves room for many but not all of the existing community-use fields. While in most jurisdictions, school districts are not responsible for providing parks and youth sports fields, Oak Harbor Public Schools understands the importance of these programs to our families and community. Therefore, we are working on potential solutions to provide more fields than are even currently available to the community. If the bond is approved and demolition happens on the Oak Harbor Elementary School property, there would be space for communuty-use fields. In addition, the District is committing to investing in refurbishing and maintaining Old Memorial Park for future community use.