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Salem-Keizer School Board Approves $619M Bond Measure


An empty hallway at Auburn Elementary School in Salem before school starts. Auburn was originally expected to be rebuilt under the proposed bond measure for the May 2018 ballot.

An empty hallway at Auburn Elementary School in Salem before school starts. Auburn was originally expected to be rebuilt under the proposed bond measure for the May 2018 ballot.

Molly J. Smith/Statesman Journal

Voters are likely to see a $619.7 million school bond measure on the May ballot.

The Salem-Keizer School Board unanimously approved the May 2018 General Obligation Bond Package at its meeting Tuesday evening. 

If passed by voters this spring, the nearly $620 million bond would pay to relieve overcrowding, expand academic programs, make safety upgrades and address other facility needs in the district.

The package outlines 12 new career-technical/vocational education program spaces at high schools, 170 new general education classrooms, 39 science labs, 20 cafeteria additions and/or expansions, nine multipurpose physical education additions, two new auxiliary gyms and one new main gym.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.

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