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The only ballot item in Tuesday’s election was Measure 9-88, that would continue funding for the Sisters School District for another five years.

 

Sisters School Board Member Kay Grady says the whoop that supporters gave up when they saw that it got over 79% approval was deafening.

 

"I think that people knew that it was a renewal of something that they were already paying for. And every family, when they make their budget, I assume that it's like our own, that it's value based. And so their values are with education."

 

Grady says the money amounts to about a million dollars a year and for a small school district, that's huge.

 

"For our school district, it's about a million dollars a year difference. And for a small school district, that makes or breaks the attitude and the climate of the whole community. When you have to let go of 13 teachers or you have to let go of a lot of school day, it's a very defeating feeling."

 

She said about 60% of registered voters in the district voted.

 

She adds the old levy expires in June and the new levy, continuing the same 75 cents per $1,000 assessed value will continue.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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