The Stanfield School Board has placed a School Bond Measure on the May 21, 2019 ballot. The purpose of the proposed bond would be to make capital improvements at district facilities, if the measure passes.
Some of the proposed projects are:
- Build a new middle school, attached to the current Secondary School. It would include four classrooms, a new gym and a music room.
- Reconfigure and update the Secondary School, including relocating District Office, adding natural lighting to classrooms, installing air conditioning in the gym and remodeling the kitchen.
- Complete safety and security projects, including increased visibility at main entrances, secure entryway vestibules at both schools, new surveillance systems and new exterior doors and card-lock system at the Secondary School.
- Reconfigure the parking lot at the Elementary School to enhance traffic flow and student safety.
“It’s important for our school district to be considering our current facilities and what we might envision future buildings could offer for the best learning environment for our students,” said Beth Burton, district superintendent.
The proposed bond is for $14 million. The district has been awarded a matching grant of $4 million through the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program. If the bond measure does not pass, grant money would not be received from the state and the proposed bond projects would not be completed.
The estimated tax rate for the proposed bond is $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed property value for 20 years. It is estimated that a taxpayer who owns a home valued at $100,000 would owe $270.00 a year or $22.50 month. If the bond measure does not pass, this amount would not be assessed.
All registered voters in the Stanfield School District are eligible to vote on the bond measure. April 30th is the last day to register to vote. Ballots will be mailed to voters starting May 1.
For more information, please visit the 2019 Bond Page.