BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Bend-La Pine School District has a big project weighing on the November 8th ballot. It’s a construction bond building on the 2017 bond that allowed for repairs and new construction within the district.
The 2022 Construction Bond would issue $249.7 million in general obligation bonds to improve safety and modernize aging schools and classrooms in Bend-La Pine Schools. Most of the district’s buildings were built prior to 1980. Some were built more than 90 years ago – the oldest was built in 1918. Many of them are in need of major repair and maintenance to extend their life and usefulness. In addition to maintenance and modernization, many buildings will benefit from safety and security improvements to help keep students and staff safe.
Bend Senior High School would see the largest chunk of money that would go toward revamping nearly the entire school.
Carly Keenan met with BLP School’s Superintendent Dr. Steven Cook to learn more about what this bond would mean for the community. She’ll have the full report on NewsChannel 21 at Five.
Here’s a look at the plans:
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