Pendleton School District to ask voters for $55 million bond

<p>Pendleton School District</p>

Pendleton School District

After nearly two years of evaluations and community surveys, the Pendleton School District decides to put a $55 million bond proposal on the ballot this November.

If it passes, the bond money would pay for the construction of replacement schools at Sherwood Heights and Washington elementary schools.

The money would also pay for the renovation of the Hawthorne building to accommodate full-day kindergarten classes and early learning programs, and it would pay for safety upgrades, renovations and/or other upgrades at all other schools within the district.

If approved, the bond would renew a 1994 bond that funded renovations at Pendleton High School and expires on June 30, 2014.

If voters renew the bond in November, the new bond would begin on July 1, 2014.

Educators say it would cost taxpayers the same rate they pay now – approximately $2.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value.