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Grants Pass School Bond Rejected

GP School Bonds 2GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass voters rejected a schools bond that would have helped pay for school improvements. The five year, $17 million bond failed with 51 percent of voters in opposition.

The bond would have helped pay for new kindergarten classrooms at every district elementary school, new door locks, and other repairs and improvements that district officials were putting off.

District officials now say they will prioritize which school projects require the most attention.

“We have to address roofs that are leaking, parking lots that are to the point where there could be an injury associated with not repairing them, so we’re, in effect, going to take a triage approach,” said Grants Pass Superintendent John Higgins.

The previous bond for Grants Pass High School and Parkside Elementary School expires next month.