Teacher John Eager helps students measure parts of the school bus. Eagar said he always wanted to convert a bus and is excited to do so while teaching students.(KTVL/Megan Willgoos)
The Almeda and Obenchain fires exacerbated the need for construction workers in Southern Oregon after burning over 2,800 structures. Talent Maker City (TMC), a nonprofit maker space, combined this need for workers and homes to develop what they’re calling a first of its kind project.
“We’ve done some Google searches and can’t find it anywhere at this scale where we’re trying to coordinate multiple school districts,” TMC Program Director Allison French said.
Students from Phoenix-Talent, Medford and Ashland School District and students from Armadillo Technical Institute are working together to convert two school buses into homes for…