Board Members React to Failing Bond

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The Junction City school board asked for more than $32 million in bonds for this year’s November Special Election. That would have raised taxes on a $180,000 home by more than $400 each year. Voters overwhelmingly turned down that request, with 64 percent saying ‘no’ to the funding as of Wednesday … Continue reading »

Special Election Day: Money Measures

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Tuesday is Special Election Day in counties across Oregon. In Lane County, three money measures are on the ballot. Two of them would raise taxes and the other would renew a tax. One of the three measures is a $62.5 million school bond for the Springfield School Distruct. It’s the largest of … Continue reading »

Junction City Proposed School Bond

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Voters will be asked to approve a $32.4 million school bond in November. Officials say the money would be used to replace Laurel Elementary, improve the grandstand and lights at the high school and replace lighting and ceilings at the middle school. The bond would cost a $180,000 home about an … Continue reading »

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.┬áThe aging … Continue reading »