Beaverton (Ore.) parents ask questions about school district construction bond projects

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Concern and curiosity drove dozens of parents and community members to the Beaverton School District bond open house Dec. 2.

The small crowd of about 40 people, including a handful of teachers, principals and school staff from across the district, took account of what $680 million could buy the district in new schools, building repairs, technology and renovations.

If passed, it would be the largest bond measure in Oregon to date, but the district has said that it would not increase what property owners are already paying on school bonds. It will be on the May ballot.

Among the proposed projects is a new high school in the South Cooper Mountain area, a new elementary in North Bethany, renovations at Five Oaks Middle School and Raleigh Hills K-8, repairs at Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, tear down and rebuild of William Walker, Vose and Hazeldale elementaries, among about 26 projects.

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