SCHOOL BOND OPEN HOUSE TUESDAY EVENING

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KQEN photos taken during the Monday tour

April 26, 2022 03:50

Roseburg Public Schools invites the community to learn more about the school bond proposal that will appear on the May ballot during an open house at Roseburg High School on Tuesday evening.

It will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center. A statement says district leaders, staff and students will be on hand to share information on how the bond, if passed, would address health and safety needs, repair and upgrade aging school buildings. and expand opportunities for students in all schools in the district.

Tours will be arranged of the Old Main and the ERS Vocational and Technical College. If passed, the bond calls for the construction of a new heritage building to replace the Old Main, which was built in 1926. The release says the bond will also expand infrastructure and resources for CTE programs from school.

If passed, the bond would invest $154 million in the district. $5.8 million in state matching grants would be added. Bonding would cost $1.85 per $1,000 of estimated land value. If approved, the new tax rate will take effect in November. An independent, citizen-led bond oversight committee would be established to oversee the use of bond funds, in addition to regular, independent audits.

For more on Tuesday’s event and the proposal, go to www.roseburgschoolbond.org.

Inside Douglas County will dig deeper on Tuesday with former council chairman Joe Garcia and local businessman Alex Palm. Listen at 12:30 p.m. on News Radio 93-9 FM and 1240 KQEN

Photos from a tour at RHS taken on Monday are linked to this story at www.541radio.com

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