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Residents Vote to Support Bethel Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — If anything’s crystal clear, it’s that voters in the Bethel area support their schools.

Measure 20-209, a bond measure aimed at fixing up the district’s schools and buying new textbooks, passed handily.

Supporters knocked on about 5,000 doors campaigning for the issue and, apparently, won voters over.

“This is a community effort. It’s all about so many people who have come together to make this happen for our schools and our kids. We’re just thrilled. We’re delighted. Just couldn’t be happier,” said Brooke Cottle, Bethel School Bond Supporter.

The district plans to use that $49.5 million to fix leaky roofs, install security systems, buy new textbooks and modernize classrooms, just to name a few goals.

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