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School Bond Campaign in Klamath County

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NEAR KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Several big money ballot measures are on the ballot in Southern Oregon this month, but one of the biggest is in Klamath County.

Voters will be deciding whether to approve a 20-year, $31 million bond levy to pay for improvements to several schools in Klamath County District, and to build a new Henley Elementary School. That school is a campus of portable units.

One of the most energetic campaigns in many years is being put forward by supporters, including billboards and TV ads.

“The major message that we’re getting out is about the need and the timing is right for this. It’s been 40 years since we’ve passed a bond measure in Klamath Falls, and there’s a great need in the schools for this maintenance,” explained Ray Holliday, the school bond spokesman.

The last time district voters approved a bond measure was to build Keno Elementary School, which opened in 1974.