If Ballot Measure 22-165 is approved by voters, all schools will see facility improvements.
Projects are planned to meet the following priorities:
- Make critical facility upgrades
- Make energy improvements
- Address security, safety, seismic needs
- Rebuild/remodel schools to offer vocational technical classes
- Relieve school overcrowding
Ballot Measure 22-165, the proposed bond to address critical school repairs, overcrowding and growth and add vocational programs, will be on the May 16 ballot.
Learn more about the measure:
If you have questions, contact the District Office or your neighborhood school.
Vocational technical training, also known as Career Technical programs and applied learning, helps students learn about possible career paths and prepare for the workforce. These programs also increase the chance that a student will graduate.
The Oregon Department of Education has data that shows students are more likely to graduate if they participate in a vocational technical, or CTE, program:
According to the Oregon Department of Education, “The 2013-2014 four-year cohort graduation rate for CTE concentrators in Oregon was 85.7%; for all students (including CTE concentrators) it was 76.4%. An Oregon CTE concentrator is a student who has earned one or more credits in a technical skill course(s) within an Oregon state-approved CTE Program of Study.”
Projects in Ballot Measure 22-165 would include remodeling existing classrooms and building new instructional space to allow hands-on activities in high-demand career fields.
A recent work group identified current and planned vocational technical education programs that would be added to all middle and high schools if the bond passes in May.
On Monday, the School Board honored Student All-Stars from Sunrise Elementary School for earning the highest scores on the 2015-16 state assessments in language arts, math and science.
South Shore students (pictured from left) are Ariana Martinez, fifth-grade science; William Southwick, fourth-grade math; Quinn Turner, fourth-grade language arts; and Christian Wechter, third-grade mathematics.
Not pictured: Aidan Downey, third-grade language arts; and Lawrence Howard, fifth-grade language arts and math.