D21 Targets November 2018 For Bond Measure

The North Wasco County School District 21 board has decided to target November 2018 to go out for a bond measure to renovate facilities.  That after receiving polling results that showed while the majority of respondents rated the condition of the facilities as fair or worse and see the district in a positive light, only 48 percent said they would be willing to vote for a long-term capital improvement bond at $2.98 per $1,000 of assessed property value to handle all of D-21’s building needs, and only 44 percent for a smaller short-term bond to build a new high school.  Superintendent Candy Armstrong says the board is going to seek a consultant to help them do an education campaign on the district’s capital facility issues.  In other business, the district board approved a budget for the 2017-18 school year.  Armstrong said they will make adjustments to the fiscal plan once the Oregon Legislature finalizes the state school funding amount for the upcoming biennium.