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Springfield Residents to Vote on Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The first results of the November Special Election are expected to be released after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

There are several measures to be decided, including a $62.5 million bond in Springfield, which would replace Hamlin Middle School.

Hamlin is aging, and because of its age the district says it’s difficult to replace parts within its electrical system. And it has pipes that were installed in the 1950s, and they’re breaking down.

The district says if the measure passed, the funding wouldn’t go to waste. Hamlin Middle School would get a full replacement. The new building would be built on the same property.

Springfield district leaders say they’ll be keeping a close eye on the polls Tueday night.

“We certainly hope to know close to 8 p.m. whether the bond has succeeded or not, and we hope that we’ll be able to get that information quickly from the county. We’ll certainly be watching the Lane County Elections website closely,” said Devon Ashbridge, Springfield Public Schools Spokeswoman.

Ashbridge says the district put in a lot of effort to educate voters about the bond measure. If approved, some of the bond money will also go toward upgrading technology in schools, replacement and maintenance and adding classrooms to five elementary schools.

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