Bend-La Pine Schools will be asking voters to approve a $96 million bond measure this spring to finance new facilities.
On Tuesday, the school district’s board of directors voted unanimously to place the measure on the May ballot. With existing bonds due to be retired in the coming years, the new bond, if approved, would keep property tax rates for district residents at their current level of $1.60 per $1,000 in assessed value.
The bond would be used to build a new elementary school and a new middle school, and to complete 138 maintenance projects at existing district schools.
Voters approved the district’s most recent bond measure in 2006, a $119 million package that funded a new La Pine Elementary School, Miller Elementary School on Bend’s west side, Ponderosa Elementary School in northeast Bend and various renovations and improvements at older schools.
— Bulletin staff reports