Beaverton College District voters permitted a $723 million development bond on Tuesday, the largest to go in Oregon on a night time that sent mixed benefits for Oregon colleges and local community faculties.
Out of 15 college-linked bonds and levies proposed to voters across the state, six passed and 9 failed.
In addition to the usual pushback on new tax proposals, the Oregon College Boards Association observed districts that shed their bids had also struggled with voters’ fears more than increasing inflation and the perception that schools are swimming on COVID-19 relief hard cash.
Along with Beaverton, the election’s other massive bond winners include Tillamook Neighborhood College, $14.4 million Dallas University District, $28 million Corvallis College District, 5-12 months levy of $1.50 for every $1,000 Linn-Benton Neighborhood University, $16 million and the La Grande School District, $4.8 million.
School districts in Roseburg, Amity, Gervais, Lebanon, North Bend, South Umpqua, Times Creek, Crook County and Morrow County misplaced their bond attempts. Roseburg’s proposed college design package was next in measurement only to Beaverton’s, at $154 million. Voters rejected it 54% to 46%, in accordance to partial returns as of Wednesday.
– Laura Gunderson, [email protected], 503-221-8378