Roseburg Public Schools has begun a community-driven process to place a capital improvement bond on the May 17, 2022, ballot to address district-wide facilities updates including health and safety projects, renovation and repairs, accessibility and educational improvements.
With a goal of bringing district schools up to basic levels of present-day construction, health and safety standards, the Roseburg School Board voted unanimously on Feb. 9 to place a capital improvement bond measure on the May 2022 ballot.
The Board, in a 7-0 vote, approved a resolution calling for a $154 million measure to fund health and safety projects, updates and repairs to aging schools, and expanded student learning opportunities at every school in the district. The estimated tax rate would be $1.85 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The district would also receive state matching funds of over $5.8 million to help fund bond projects, if the bond is approved.
If the bond passes, a citizen oversight committee would be created to oversee the construction and renovation process, with audits also required to ensure the district remains accountable to taxpayers and spends the funding appropriately.
Roseburg School Bond Open House
WHEN: 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 26
WHERE: Roseburg High School Student Center
WHAT: Community members are invited to visit and learn about the proposed bond projects planned district-wide. Light refreshments will be served. Thirty-minute walking tours of the RHS New Main, Old Main and CTE center will start every 15 minutes beginning at 5:45 p.m.
The Community Bond Development Committee met this fall and winter 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. Meet all the members.
Roseburg schools have a vibrant history in our community. Stay tuned here to learn more about the foundation of our schools. Information has been collected from a variety of sources including the Douglas County Museum and the book "Then to Now With Roseburg Schools: 1854-1970" by Eli S. Hall.