About Bond 31-105
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The La Grande School District has referred to voters a $4.845 million school bond measure that, if passed, would provide funds to upgrade facilities, community access and student learning environments.
Moreover, the proposed bond measure would upgrade district facilities without increasing the existing bond tax rate.
The School Board considered several factors in deciding to submit a proposed bond measure to voters in the May 2022 election.
First, the school bond tax rate would remain at the current rate if the proposed bond measure passes. The district recently refinanced the bond that was passed in 2014, enabling it to restructure its bond debt. If voters pass the proposed $4.845 million bond measure, the proposed bond tax rate is estimated to remain at the current $1.93 per $1,000 of assessed property value without adding years to the bond payoff schedule.
Second, The District would receive a $4 million state matching grant if the proposed bond measure passes. La Grande School District would receive a $4 million grant from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) program if the proposed bond measure passes in the May 2022 election. If the proposed $4.845 million bond measure passes, the district would have a total of $8.845 million to use for proposed bond projects. The district would not receive the matching grant if the proposed bond measure doesn’t pass.
Replace the Annex at La Grande Middle School with a single story pre-engineered structure that would be used as an academic and athletic center as well as community event center.
Move the Maintenance/Grounds/ Facilities operations from the Annex to the Adams Professional Plaza.