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School Bond Back on Springfield Ballot

8-25 Hamlin MiddleSPRINGFIELD, Ore. — For the second time in a year, voters will again have the opportunity to improve their schools.

The Springfield School Board approved a measure Monday night that will put a $71 million bond on the November ballot.

This year’s measure is about ten million more than voters turned down last fall. Part of that is due to an increase in construction costs. The money would be used to replace Hamlin Middle School and increase technology district wide. It would also make classroom additions to allow for full day kindergarten.

There is a difference in how much this bond would cost taxpayers on an annual basis. It’s lower than last year’s proposal by about $21 per year.

School board members say they plan to refine the message for this year’s measure. They also attributed last year’s measure to a low voter turnout.

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