Medford School Bond To Fund CTE Programs And Facilities

Medford School District voters will consider a school bond levy after the Medford School District Board of Directors voted in favor of placing the issue on the May 2018 ballot.

Posted: Wed Apr 18 18:40:53 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Apr 18 18:40:54 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for Medford School Bond To Fund CTE Programs And Facilities

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identified. the medfbalkenbush is live at s medford high school she tells us what the bond would do, if passed. the chair of the school board tells me both high schools in medford are simply out of space. if passed, the measure would fund additional programs and facilities. and medford isn't the only district upping its cte programs. eagle point says something big is in store this fall. "there is a need." a need for workers to fill in the gaps. matthew boren teaches transportatoin technology at eagle point high school he says these hands- on classes aren't only good for students to dive into, but they're crucial to train future workers in sourthern oregon. the chair of the medford school board says if you disagree, think about the last time you needed work done on your home. "any of you whose called an electrician lately knows what kind of waiting list you're loooking at, we know that there is a huge issue with not having enough subcontractors to do the work around here." that's why medford and eagle point schools are focusing heavily on making their cte programs and facilities the best they can be. the eagle point school district is looking at a possible bond. but that's not set in stone. however, one project is. the school will spend measure 98 money to build a new i-t program with 6 new classrooms by this october. as for medford high schools - voters will see measure 15 dash 175 on the ballot next month. if passed - it would fund classrooms for those programs at north and south medford high schools. "programs like carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, hvav." it would also build parking, fencing and sidewalks. and it would provide equipment like work benches, vacuum system and air compressors. measure 98 funding would bring in the teachers. and the bond would allow for the space desperately needed. "they're literally teaching out of utilty closets and ceremaic labs and whatever space we could monkey together for them." if passed, the additional cost would be about a 12 cent increase per one thousand dollars of assessed value from the current bond costs. that equals an increase from $1.57 to $1.69 per one thousand dollars of taxable property value. for a home assessed at a property value of 265 thousand dollars.. the additional cost would be the
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