North Clackamas Schools would like to thank its community for voting for the approval of the capital construction bond measure that is positively impacting NCSD's 17,000+ students and community through major facilities renovations, safety upgrades and new construction. The bond passed with an approval rating of 62%, and is funding needed repairs, updates, and new construction. Specifically, the 2016 Capital Construction Bond is allowing for:
- Basic repairs, many large-scale, on many schools' systems, such as: heating, ventilation, roofing, plumbing, windows, lighting, and grounds.
- Renovated facilities at eight schools; upgrades will accommodate space for science, technology, engineering, mathematics courses, and new vocational education equipment.
- Increased school safety, such as adding fire alarms and suppression systems, school locking systems, security cameras, and updating emergency communication systems.
- Improving building seismic protection at high-risk schools.
- Replacing/renovating 90-year old Milwaukie High School on its current site.
- Addressing overcrowding by constructing a new elementary school, converting Rock Creek Middle School to a 4th comprehensive high school, and purchasing land for a future school.
- Increasing classroom technology by improving infrastructure for teachers and students.
- Acquiring land for new Transportation facility.
- Additional facility upgrades district-wide, such as renewing/rebuilding school equipment, updating furnishings, and site improvements.
Cost of 2016 Capital Construction Bond
The bond tax rate is estimated to continue at the current rate of $2.37, subject to variation, per $1,000 of assessed property value. Bonds up to $433 million issued in one or more series, maturing in up to 26 years.
Capital Construction Bond funds can only be used for capital projects; not operating costs. Without this measure, the district would not have had the funds needed to significantly address deferred maintenance, overcrowding and safety.
Regular audits of bond funds are being performed. Quarterly bond progress reports are made to the North Clackamas School Board and regular updates are made to the community. The District established an independent, community bond oversight committee to ensure bond funds are only used for purposes intended.
NCSD is grateful to our community voters and the team of volunteers who dedicated many hours to informing our community about the district’s need for this bond. Your commitment to making our communities vibrant by supporting our schools is greatly appreciated.
Information Source: North Clackamas School District Business Office.
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