Eugene School District Bond Measure (May 2011)

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AnEugene School District Bond Measure was on the May 17, 2011 ballot in the Eugene school district area which is in Lane and Linn Counties.

This measure was approved

  • YES 27,162 (63.17%)Approveda
  • NO 15,838 (36.83%)[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $70 million in order to help make capital improvements to facilities in the district.[2] Since this measure was approved the property tax rate will remain the same, $1.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value, but would have been reduced by 9 cents if it had been defeated. The school board noted the older buildings as the main concern for the district, but also realized that with the other Eugene measure it would be harder for voters to agree to both increases.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Eugene School District issue bonds totaling $70 million payable over not more than 21 years to finance capital improvements? 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][5]