School Board Sends Bond To Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School Board voted to send a bond to the November ballot.

The bond request is worth more than $62 million. The decision at Monday night’s special board meeting was unanimous.

The money would be distributed for improvements district wide, but most would be allocated to rebuilding Hamlin Middle School. The aging building has a long list of maintenance issues and the district says it needs to be replaced.

Board members say moving this measure forward and putting it to voters is the right thing to do.

“We look at the needs of our community,” said Springfield School Board member Jonathan Light. “We’ve been talking about the possibility of going after this bond since our last one since we’re always looking forward and how to serve our kids, and the time was now.”

The owner of a $150,000 home would pay an extra $62 a year. That’s on top of $153 dollars that owner currently pays for school bonding each year.

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