Bethel School District Bond Measure (November 2012)

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A Bethel School District Bond Measure was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in the Bethel school district, which is in Lane County, where it was approved, where it was approved.

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $49.5 million in order to help pay for replace two elementary schools as well as making improvements to buildings throughout the district. If approved, the current property tax rate would not increase but just be extended to pay for the bond. School officials have stated that the new facilities are important for the district and for the students. The school which would be torn down were built in the 1950s and have only seen minor upgrades since then.[1]

Election results

Measure 209, School Bonds
Approveda Yes 11,263 72.63%

Election results from Lane County, Current Election Results (dead link)'

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Bethel School District update educational materials; improve student safety; repair, construct facilities; issue $49.5 million in general obligation bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property owenership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b of the Oregon Constitution.[2][3]

See also


  1. The Register-Guard, "Bethel school bond measure sent to voters," August 1, 2012
  2. Lane County Oregon Elections, Current Measures (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.