David Douglas School District Bond Measure (May 2012)
This measure was approved
- YES 5,445 (64.94%)
- NO 2,940 (35.06%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $49.5 million in order to help pay for building and facility upgrades as well as purchase new textbooks and upgrade technology in the district.
The Oregonian had given its support behind this measure, noting that the bond does not ask for anything more than what is really needed for the schools. Also, the bond will not raise current tax rates in the district, a current bond repayment is set to expire so this new bond would just maintain the current levy. The bond will be cost efficient and would further help the community develop adding to a better environment for students and parents.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|Shall District make repairs to school buildings; upgrade facilities; increase safety; purchase textbooks and technology; issue $49.5 million in bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.|
- Multnomah County Elections, May Election Results
- Multnomah County Elections, May Sample Ballot
- The Oregonian, "Oregonian endorsement: Yes on David Douglas school bond," April 26, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.