Why is the district considering asking voters to approve a school bond?
Safety and Security
Every school in the Oregon City School District has communications systems, locks, front entries and security systems in need of repair or replacement. Fire alarm systems and sprinklers also need repair or replacement.
Reduce Middle School Overcrowding
Our middle schools are serving 140% more students than they were built for. The original building were designed for enrollments of about 600 students. Currently we have 800 - 875 students at each campus.
Upgrade & Update Schools
The average age of our elementary and middle schools is 61 years old and two schools are nearly 80 years old. This means their electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems are inefficient, out-of-date and in some cases so old the district cannot find replacement parts.