The Roseburg School District is currently considering a bond measure that, if passed, would make repairs or improvements to safety and security systems, vocational education, indoor air quality, heating and cooling systems and technology infrastructure at every school in the district.
This proposal would also include dedicated gymnasium space that would be open to the community as emergency shelters at five elementary schools, and replacement of the Heritage (Old Main) building, built in the 1920’s at the high school.
The Roseburg School Board has identified $99.8 million in proposed projects. The current proposal includes a “matching” grant from the State of Oregon for $5.88 million.
If the measure passes
If passed, funds from this Bond would not pay for employee salaries, benefits, or PERS obligations and would solely be used for infrastructure investments, improvements, and repairs that would extend the life of many of our buildings.
Based on community feedback related to recent events, the Board has identified projects focused on safety, security and emergency preparedness.
Currently, taxpayers have been paying an average of $0.64 per $1,000 of assessed property value on the bond levy approved in 2000.
If approved, the new rate would increase by $0.63 to $1.27 per $1,000 assessed value beginning November 2021.
If approved, the State of Oregon has also committed to provide an additional $5.88 million in matching funds.
The projects identified by the Roseburg School Board are:
- Safety and security improvements district-wide, including controlled school entrances, automatic door locks, security cameras, and communication systems;
- Renovations district-wide, including improving indoor air quality, replacing roofs, paint, siding, plumbing, and other capital repairs;
- Energy-efficiency projects at every school, such as heating and ventilation systems, upgraded electrical systems, for consistent learning environments during both warm and cold weather months;
- New multi-purpose gymnasiums located at elementary schools across the district that would also serve as community emergency shelters;
- Infrastructure upgrades such as wiring, cabling and wireless access points throughout the district so students and staff have improved access to technology;
- Rebuild the Heritage, (Old Main) building at the high school with the latest security and safety standards, meeting all the new building codes including seismic and fire codes and providing more classrooms and additional vocational classroom space for high school students.
If the levy is not passed
The district would not receive the matching dollars, the tax would not be assessed, and the proposed projects would not be completed.
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