EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board is looking at two different bond options to replace aging buildings and increase safety and technology.
There are two different amounts proposed for a bond. One totals $145 million and the other totals $170 million.
Members of the school board met Wednesday night to hear about the proposals.
Analysis suggests it would be more affordable to build new schools rather than renovate.
The schools on the aging list are Roosevelt and Jefferson Middle schools along with Howard Elementary. River Road Elementary joins the list only if the $170 million bond measure is pursued.
A recent survey of voters in the 4J School District suggests 64 percent would favor supporting a school bond.
“The data even showed more significant results when we asked about replacement of curriculum material. When we asked about replacement of technology the results there went up into the upper 70s,” said 4J Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman.
Berman says even with the possibility of a city and county property tax vote, which could also be in the hands of voters come May, he’s confident voters will say yes to support schools.
The school board will vote on whether to put one of the bond measures on the ballot at its meeting on Feb. 20.