LBCC Bond Measure Passing

ALBANY, Ore. — A bond measure to expand┬áprograms at Linn-Benton Community College is unofficially passing, as of midnight Tuesday night. The $34 million bond measure is passing by 1,150 votes. In Linn County, more than 58 percent of voters rejected the measure; however, in Benton County, more than 64 percent of its voters favored it.┬áThe … Continue reading »

Springfield Bond Measure Open House

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A similar bond but a new approach for the Springfield School District as it looks to replace Hamlin Middle School. Administration invited the community to learn more about its bond measure on next month’s ballot. But not one parent or community member showed up to its open house Tuesday night. That $71.5 … Continue reading »

Volunteers Canvas for School Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield school supporters went door to door Sunday trying to convince voters to put more money into the classroom. Students, faculty, staff, and parents hit the pavement near Thurston High School to spread the word about the Springfield school district’s bond measure. Around 40 volunteers walked around with clipboards, yard signs, and … Continue reading »

SPS Asks Voters to Pass Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is asking voters once again to pass a bond measure for the second time in a year. The last measure failed by about 500 votes. The school board approved a measure in August to put a $71.5 million bond on the November ballot. That’s about $10 million more … Continue reading »

$34M LBCC Bond Measure to go on Ballot

ALBANY, Ore. — Voters in the Linn-Benton Community College District will be asked to approve a bond measure in November, to help expand some of the college’s programs. On Wednesday, the Board of Education unanimously agreed to send the $34 million bond measure to voters who live in the college’s district, mainly in Linn and … Continue reading »

Springfield Holding School Bond Forum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is reaching out to the public for help after its bond measure failed. It’s hosting two open forums for people to share their thoughts about how the district should deal with the problems the bond would have helped address. District Communications Specialist Devon Ashbridge says they are encouraging … Continue reading »

Springfield Reacts to Failing Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Bond measure 20-219 likely didn’t fail by a wide margin, just about 500 votes. Now it’s back to the drawing board for the Springfield School District. District leaders say it’s time to figure out the next steps for the district as it is still left with a school that won’t be functional … Continue reading »

Junction City Starts Bond Campaign

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Supporters of the Junction City School District’s bond measure kicked off their campaign Monday. The $32.4 million bond will fund the replacement of the elementary school, update heating-ventilating systems in all the schools, upgrade communication and security infrastructure throughout the district, and replace the grandstands and lights at Junction City High … Continue reading »

Springfield Board Discusses Bond Measure

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield Public School board will meet to discuss a $60 million proposed bond for the school district on Monday. The bond would replace Hamlin Middle School, which is more than 50 years old, and would bring wi-fi and new computers to schools. The board will discuss approval for the bond’s appearance … Continue reading »

Bond Measure Could Head to Ballot

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District took its first step towards asking voters for more funding. The board discussed the possibility of placing a bond measure on an upcoming ballot. The timing and amount hasn’t been determined. Any money would be used to replace Hamlin Middle School as well as increase technology district wide. … Continue reading »

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