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Grants Pass say 'no' to school bond for the third time

Only about 29 percent of voters were in favor of the Grants Pass School District #7 school bond aimed at rebuilding North Middle School and improving security and safety to all schools.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 8:27 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2019 12:49 AM

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. -- Measure 17-94 did not pass in Josephine County.

The bond proposed by the Grants Pass School District wanted to improve safety and security of all buildings.

This would have be done through a property tax worth $95 million. If this bond passed it would have cost people $2.59 per a $1,000 of assessed value. A $200,000 home would of had an additional $500 on taxes every year for the next ten years.

The money from the bond would have improved safety for staff and students. This includes doors, door locking and a new emergency alert system. It would have also replaced North Middle School. The measures also says it would have upgraded technology at all the schools.

This is the third time voters said 'no' to school upgrades in six years. Back in 2013, the Grants Pass School District turned to voters asking them to pass a bond for maintenance updates. Since then North and South Middle Schools have seen an increase in enrollment since 2000 of nearly 37% and are over capacity. The 2018 bond's goal was to rebuild both schools and improve safety and security for the rest of the schools in the district. The bond would have cost about $138 million over 30 years. Voters said it was too expensive. The November 2019 measure would have been $40 million less over 10 years.

The district serves nearly 6,200 students in 10 schools across approximately 30 square miles.

If the voters approve this bond, the District will receive $6,477,286 in matching funds from the State. 

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