Welcome! Learn more about our community-driven bond process.

The community’s passage of a May 2022 bond will ensure our children are educated in updated, safe and secure learning environments that will ensure the health, safety, and future success of all students. 

Stay tuned as we continue to add information about the bond process and campaign to this webpage. 


 

Community Bond Development Committee meeting dates and times (revised):

  • Aug. 18 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

  • Sept. 15 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

  • Sept. 29 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 20 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 16 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 7 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Meet our Community Bond Development Committee members

The Community Bond Development Committee is meeting this fall to learn about the district’s safety, renovation and educational needs; prioritize capital improvement projects; and submit recommendations for a May 2022 bond measure to the Roseburg Public Schools Board of Directors.

Alex Palm 
Principal and Civil Engineer for i.e. Engineering

Angelina Crocker 
Community member

Aric Groshong
Physician Director, Centennial Medical Group, and Pediatric Hospitalist

Corrie Peachey-Briggs 
Community member 

Erica Mills 
NeighborWorks Umpqua CEO; UCC Board member

Jennifer Sikes 
Community member

Joe Newton 
Community member

Keith Cubic
Former Douglas County Planning Director 

Lance Colley 
Community volunteer, nonprofit board member, advocate for children and former City Manager for the City of Roseburg

Mandy Elder 
Community member 

Nikki Messenger
Roseburg City Manager

Rebecca Larson
RPS School Board Chair

Rod Cotton
RPS School Board Director

Ryan Finlay 
Roseburg Tracker 
 

Steve Loosley 
Volunteer, helper, community advocate, small business owner

Zakry Otjen
Community member

Andrew Shirtcliff
RPS School Board Director

Camron Pope
Roseburg Education Association president

Jill Weber 
Roseburg High School Principal

Laurie Way 
RPS teacher

Michelle Martin
Community member


 

SCHOOL BONDS EXPLAINED

What is a School Construction Bond?

Bonds are for buildings (and sometimes materials, textbooks and computers). A bond is typically the way school districts pay for major construction projects like building new schools and upgrading existing ones.

How does a Bond raise money for schools?

A school construction bond is a loan that the School District takes out and repays over time using revenues from local property taxes.

What can the money be used for?

This money can be used for large-cost projects, such as new construction, purchasing property or other assets, remodeling, large maintenance or repair projects, furnishing, equipping buildings, technology upgrades, curriculum, and classroom improvements.

What can the money NOT be used for?

A bond cannot be used for operating costs, salaries, retirement benefits or other expenses.

How is the RPS community involved?

A School District cannot sell General Obligation Bonds without the permission of the people who live in the District. Bonds must be approved by the majority of local voters in an election. Bond elections can be held in March, May, September or November.

Most recent bond work

In November 2000, voters approved a $23.9 million General Obligation Bond. These funds were used for major construction and restructuring projects primarily at Roseburg High School including the New Main, the Student Center and Rose Theatre.

2022 Bond

RPS intends to ask voters to approve a bond in the May 17, 2022, election. The Community Bond Development Committee will make recommendations to the School Board, which will determine the scope and size of the bond measure request.

Committee Member Highlights

Introducing Lance Colley, community volunteer, nonprofit board member, advocate for kids and former City Manager for the City of Roseburg.

"It is important to consider the entire community when working on any type of bond issue that will require a vote. I believe a properly conceived investment in our school infrastructure will benefit students for many years to come, but also provide opportunities for adults to embrace new community assets. I also see an investment in schools as an economic development opportunity and recruitment tool for professionals and technical employees."

Lee Paterson

Introducing Camron Pope, parent of three elementary students, fifth-grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary, president of the Roseburg Education Association. 

"I have a broad understanding of what teachers go through each day in our buildings. I am their voice in this process."

Lee Paterson

Introducing Lee Paterson, retired Superintendent of Roseburg Public Schools and community representative. 

“I hope to help build a community vision for what our schools can be."

Nikki Messenger

Introducing Nikki Messenger, Roseburg’s City Manager.

“I believe a quality K-12 education system is essential for a thriving community.” 

Steve Loosley

Introducing Steve Loosley, a volunteer, helper, community advocate and small business owner.

“I'm involved because I want our community to thrive. We need strong schools to be a healthy, livable community where families thrive, businesses flourish, and people want to be. Strong schools are foundational. I'm involved to help guide our community's investment in our schools and create a better and hopeful future.” 

Erica Mills

Introducing Erica Mills, CEO of NeighborWorks Umpqua and serves as an Umpqua Community College Board member.

“Children and schools provide the foundation upon which our community is built. A thriving, vibrant community for all, requires thriving vibrant schools.”  

Introducing Dr. Aric Groshong, a pediatric hospitalist and physician director at Centennial Medical Group.

“The health of the community is dependent on a healthy and strong school system. Without appropriate procurement and allocation of finances, our schools will not be able to continue to offer the variety and top level services that our community members are accustomed to.”