School supporters in the Douglas County community of Oakland are hoping to convince voters to help pay for a new high school. A bond levy is on the May 15th primary ballot.
The levy would raise $16 million. The primary purpose is to replace the high school, which was built in the 1940s. It would also fund improvements at other schools in the district. Kent Rochester has kids in Oakland schools and is a supporter of measure 10-164.
Kent Rochester: “I think people want to do that. Whether they can afford to, I guess would be the difference, but I think people want to support their schools. We had a third party organization do a poll for us, of voters within the Oakland School district and found that the majority did support this.”
Rochester says the Oakland School District is among the higher performing school districts in Oregon with a 98 percent graduation rate in 2017.
The cost to taxpayers would be $1.85 per $1000 dollar assessed property value.
Rachael McDonald KLCC news.