Parkrose School District Bond Measure (May 2011)

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A Parkrose School District Bond Measure was on the May 17, 2011 ballot in the Parkrose school district area which is in Multnomah County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,528 (50.06%)Approveda
  • NO 2,522 (49.94%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $63 million in order to help pay for a new middle school in the district as well as improving safety and upgrading technology as needed in the district.[2] Since this measure was approved, $1.25 per $1,000 of assessed property value will be added to local taxes in order to help pay for the bond. Because a prior bond is being retired, there will be not net change in property taxes. School officials noted that this will be the first phase of completely rebuilding the district over a period of 30 years.

Those in support of the measure, who were canvassing to encourage a positive vote on the bond, had often noticed residents confusing this bond with that in Portland School District. Supporters had raised near $24,000 for their campaign, though noted that being optimistic about the measure is the best stand at this point.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall District renovate and upgrade facilities, replace middle school, improve safety, technology by issuing $63,000,000 in general obligation 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.[4]