PHOENIX, Ore. -- The November 7, 2017 bond proposal is focused on improving schools in the Phoenix-Talent school district and will cause taxes to increase for residents.
If passed the average taxpayer would pay an additional $0.54 on top of the $0.94 that they currently pay per $1,000 of assessed property value. If you own a $200,000 home this would equate to $108 per year and about $9 per month.
The money would go towards the following items:
- Orchard Hill Elementary $5,212,358
- Phoenix Elementary $5,405,564
- Talent Elementary $5,465,837
- Talent Middle School $6,792,604
Total for Phoenix High School Construction $48,332,697
Included in the construction plans:
- Improve safety and security in all buildings.
- Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Renovating and constructing Phoenix High School's education facilities including Career Technical Education buildings and athletic facilities.
- Providing seismic upgrades at all schools.
- Modernizing all schools, including improvements to heating, ventilation, energy efficiency and lighting.
If the bond is passed the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) Grant will match $4,000,000. The Bond Steering Committee chose to of set the costs of these projects ($72 million) with these funds. If the bond fails to pass then these funds will be diverted to another district.