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David Douglas School District Bond Measure (May 2012)

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A David Douglas School District Bond Measure was on the May 15, 2012 ballot in the David Douglas school district area which is in Multnomah County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 5,445 (64.94%)Approveda
  • NO 2,940 (35.06%)[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]