EUGENE, Ore. -- School leaders are getting an update on Wednesday night about potential safety upgrades to schools in Eugene School District 4J.
The 4J School Board will meet at 4J headquarters at 7 p.m. to receive that update.
According to meeting documents, those possible safety upgrades will only happen if 4J's $319 million school bond measure passes next month.
That bond would increase property taxes in the school district by about $135 a year if your home is worth around $200,000.
The measure would pay for several new buildings and school upgrades including ones to improve security.
The district wants to remodel main entrances and offices of schools, install card access control and one button lockdown capability, apply anti-shatter films on windows and add fencing in strategic areas around buildings to restrict unauthorized access.
If the bond measure doesn't pass, the only way the district would be able to make those changes would be to take money from the general fund, which the district said would impact money to help with classroom teaching, class sizes or other building repairs.
The election is Nov. 6.
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