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With a unanimous vote - the Bend La Pine Schools Board approved placing a $96-million maintenance and construction bond on the May ballot.

 

Bond Committee Co-Chair Andy High says they worked very hard to make this bond attractive to voters. "The great thing about this bond is that we have been able to work all the number and fit it within the current tax rate that's being assessed. So if the voters approve this, they won't see any tax increase because of this bond."

 

High says the school district sorely needs two new schools and upgrades to many classrooms.

 

11 of the district's 17 elementary schools are near, at, or over capacity and three of the four middle schools are getting close.

 

He says the highest concentration and projected growth looks to be in the southwest, east and southeast areas.

 

High says now the hard part begins: educating the voting public about the need to continue funding our schools.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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