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GPSD Bond Measure Basics

Measure 17-84 asks voters for 138-million-dollars for school improvements.

Posted: Wed May 16 00:13:22 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed May 16 00:13:23 PDT 2018

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over 138-million-dollars for a school bond. the district says its buildings, especially its middle schools are in dire need of important security and safety upgrades. newswatch 12's eliana sheriff is standing by live in grants pass to tell us more about the proposed bond. the grants pass school district says if the bond is passed today, it will address fix damage to existing district buildings, and alleviate overcrowding and structural deficiencies at north and south middle schools. the district says enrollment at their two middle schools has increased nearly 25% since 2000, and the buildings are each over capacity. if the voters approve this bond, the district will receive an additional 6 point -7 million dollars in matching funds from the state. if the their two middle schools has increased nearly 25% since 2000, and the buildings are each over capacity. if the voters approve this bond, the district will receive an additional 6 point -7 million dollars in matching funds from the state. if the bonds are not approved, the state will give these funds to another school district that successfully passes a capital improvement bond. the tax rate on the bonds is projected to be $1.95 per thousand of assessed property value. for example that'd be around $322 annually on a home with an assessed value of $165,000. there are 6 official ballot drop off locations in josephine county and you have until 8 pm to turn
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