Myrtle Point School District Bond Measure (November 2011)

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A Myrtle Point School District Bond Measure was on the November 8, 2011 ballot in the Myrtle Point school district area which is in Coos County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 587 (41.81%)
  • NO 817 (58.19%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $3.5 million in order to help pay for repairing the school facilities in the district. Proposed fixes included fixing roof leaks, removing asbestos and other maintenance projects as needed. School officials noted that without the bond money, the school buildings will just continue to deteriorate and will make them unsafe for students in the future. A previous bond was defeated by residents so this bond was a scaled back version, only the most essential of needs would have been fixed and school officials hoped this lower bond would get approved. Increased cuts to the budget had led to the disrepair of the schools, officials noted, stating that they have not been able to maintain facilities as they should have been.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall Myrtle Point School District 41 issues bonds not exceeding $3,500,000 to perform school building maintenance? 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.[3][4]