JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.-- The Jackson County Elections Office is reporting unofficially that Measure 15-171, which would issue multi-million dollar
bonds to improve safety, security, and learning environments in Phoenix-Talent School District No.4 schools has passed with 54% of the vote.
The measure would issue a 68-million-dollar bond to improve safety, security, and learning environments in the Phoenix-Talent School District.
Superintendent Brent Barry says, "There's 30 some percent voter turnout which is a great turnout, I am really appreciative our voters care."
The money will be divided between schools.
All three elementary schools within the district would receive a little over 5-million dollars.
The Talent Middle School would get over 6-million dollars.
Phoenix High School would get the remaining money - totaling to 48-million.
District facilities will get zero dollars.
All of the money is going towards the schools.
Superintendent Brent Barry says, "A big portion of it that we're excited for is a new academic wing at the high school and new career technical education facilities."
Over 32 percent of voters turned out for the special election.
The district will also get a grant from the state matching 4-million dollars.
The projected levy rate for the bond is estimated to be $1.54 per 1000 dollars of assessed property value.
Which equals approximately 108 dollars per year for a home assessed at 200,000 dollars.
Superintendent Brent Barry says, "I think this is a vote for students tonight and our families and future generations. The work that our bond and steering committee that have put in over three years a long-range plan for the future of the district is really exciting."