MCSD PROPOSED BOND MEASURE INFORMATION

Election Day MAY 17, 2022

Bond iNformation graphic

The Morrow County School District Long-Range Facilities/Bond Planning Committee has been working on the District Facilities Plan since 2015, with more than 50 Morrow County committee members participating. The Morrow County School District School Board has referred to voters a proposed General Obligation bond measure for the May 17, 2022 ballot.

If passed the proposed bond measure projects would include:

proposed projects

If the proposed bond measure is passed, proposed bond and grant funds would finance:

Proposed projects for Boardman:

  • New secure entries and offices with a reconfigured line of sight

  • New competition gym and locker rooms

  • Add 4 new Elementary classrooms

  • Add 4 new Jr/Sr High classrooms

  • Reconfigured traffic and parking between Sam Boardman Elementary and Windy River Elementary

Proposed projects for Irrigon:

  • New secure entries and offices with reconfigured line of sight

  • New competition gym and locker rooms

  • Reconfigure 3 classrooms at A.C. Houghton Elementary

  • Construct new front office at A.C. Houghton Elementary

  • Reconfigured traffic and parking at Irrigon Elementary and Irrigon Jr/Sr High

Proposed projects for Heppner:

  • New secure entries and offices with reconfigured line of sight

  • New auxiliary gym and locker rooms

  • New building added to current 7-12 building to include elementary students

  • Reconfigured playground and parking

*All renderings are in draft form and may not accurately reflect the final building design.

If passed, the proposed bond measure would raise $138 million. If the proposed measure passes, the Morrow County School District would be awarded a matching grant from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) Program of $4 million. If the proposed measure passes, the proposed bond would mature in 20 years or less and the bond rate would be an estimated $2.67 per $1,000 of assessed property value, although the actual levy rate may differ. If the proposed measure passes, it is estimated that a taxpayer who owns a house assessed at $200,000 would pay approximately $534 per year.

If the proposed bond measure does not pass, the grant money would not be received from the state, the proposed projects would not be completed and tax rates would not increase.

For more information contact:

Dirk Dirksen, Superintendent 541-676-5705, dirk.dirksen@morrow.k12.or.us