Corvallis asks community to support a $2 million bond measure

The Corvallis School District passed a bond proposal and is now asking the community to vote for its approval in May.

Posted: Jan 12, 2018 7:14 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Corvallis School District is asking for the community’s vote on the $200 million bond measure.

The School Board adopted the resolution on the bond Thursday night. The school district has between now and May to share with the community what the bond includes.

Superintendent, Ryan Noss, said this bond is very important to the district. He said if passed, the bond measure will improve classroom safety and enhance the learning environment in all schools across the district. He also said the career and technical education spaces and the installation of new infrastructure would be included.

“Lincoln and Hoover will both be rebuilt in the bond,” Noss said.

MORE: Corvallis School District considers replacing Hoover Elementary School

He said both schools would be rebuilt on the same property but on a different part. Lincoln for example, will remain on the same property, but will be rebuilt further away from Highway 99.

Noss said the bond would invest in removing portable buildings, asbestos tiles, and aging infrastructure to replace it with new one. He said the goal is to create safe and welcoming learning environments.

“The support that the community provides really highlights the work that happens in ours schools on a daily basis,” Noss said. “We have some incredible teachers and staff that support kids and to provide them with modern educational classrooms has a significant difference on the kinds of opportunities that we can provide our kids.”

The bond would also fund a program for seismic safety, according to Noss.

The community will have a chance to vote on the measure on May 15. If passed, Noss said they would then begin a design process that meets both the needs of students and the community.

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