Eugene 4J puts $319.5 million bond measure on November ballot
UPDATE: The board trimmed the bond from $385 million to $319.5 million.
EUGENE, Ore. - On Wednesday night, the final amount of a bond measure that the 4J School District wants to go on the November ballot will be decided.
4J says that their buildings, technology and curriculum are not up to date, and their general fund can not cover all the necessary changes.
By getting this bond measure on the ballot, they're asking the community to help out. As it stands, the bond is at $365 million, which is an increase of about $165 in property tax per year for the average homeowner, to be paid over the next few decades.
"Tonight's discussion will include some potential options to still complete some of the most high-priority improvements to school facilities and other materials but also reduce that total cost," said Kerry Delf, the 4J School District Communications Coordinator.
The school board, which has been planning this bond for over a year, includes holding a number of public forums to see if it'd have the community support needed.
A chunk of the bond would go towards a rebuild of North Eugene High School, as well as rebuilding Edison Elementary and Camas Ridge School.