Oregon school districts fared well in Tuesday's election, especially if they were asking voters to dedicate property tax money for buildings, rather than for operations.
All five K-12 bond measures on the ballot passed Tuesday night.
The $49 million bond in the David Douglas School District was the largest. School board chair Annette Mattson says early polling showed the bond could pass.
“But the real test is when you have that ballot in your hand, and we are so grateful to our community for their incredibly strong statement of support.”
Both David Douglas Schools and Multnomah County library advocates kept tax levels flat. Both measures passed easily.
Some school tax measures were extremely close.
The Myrtle Point bond appears to be passing, but by just 14 votes. A $10.5 million bond in Banks has an even slimmer margin. It’s passing by nine votes.
School operating levies failed in Canby and Central Curry on the South Coast. Schools in Klamath Falls, Morrow County, and Sweet Home passed their levies.