Facilities Bond

MAY 17, 2022 at 8 PM – Ballots must be received by the Linn County Elections Department no later than 8:00 p.m. on May 17, 2022 to count. Drop box locations for Lebanon residents include:

  • Lebanon Police Department, 40 North 2nd Street, Lebanon, OR 97355
  • Linn County Sheriff Lebanon Substation, 2590 South Main Road, Lebanon, OR 97355
  • Lebanon Public Library, 55 Academy Street, Lebanon, OR 97355

More information from Linn County Elections available at http://www.co.linn.or.us/elections/.

The Lebanon Community School District asked residents to participate in a survey involving school facilities and the community pool. The surveys were completed online and by telephone the last two weeks of July. In all, 528 residents completed the survey, which was significantly more than expected. Thank you!

There were two community priorities that scored high in the survey: improving safety and security systems at school facilities, and completing important maintenance projects to bring all buildings up to code and extend the life of the existing school buildings. Once completed, these projects will bring our facilities up to code, and raise all school buildings to the same standards district-wide.

Community members also want to renovate the Lebanon Community Pool and add space in school buildings for preschool programs to serve young families. The pool is owned by the school district and operated by the Lebanon Aquatics District. 

The school district is asking voter to approve a facilities bond to complete these projects. The bond is projected to cost the owner of a $175,000 home (considered an average for our area) $3.80 per month or $45.50 per year in 2023.

The timing is right to consider a bond. These capital projects qualify for an additional $4-8 million in state matching funds if a bond is approved. Also, interest rates to borrow money are currently at historic lows.

Thank you for considering our request.


Photo of Bo Yates

 

Superintendent Bo Yates welcomes the opportunity to provide a virtual or in-person presentation to local groups and organizations to educate and answer questions about our schools and the bond that the district is considering for school facilities and the community pool.

 To arrange a 15-30 minute presentation, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 541-451-8458 or email ruth.hopkins@lebanon.k12.or.us.

 

 

 

 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Recorded: April 27 Q&A on LCSD’s Proposed Facilities Bond

Lebanon Schools Facilities Bond FAQEn Español

Letter to the Editor

Bond Projects By School

Frequently Asked Questions: Bond Proposal

Facilities Assessment Report by  Soderstrom Architects (outlines the repair needs of our school buildings)

July 2021 Update

NewsletterWinter 2022En Español

NewsletterFall 2021 –  En Español

 

MEDIA RELEASES

Bond Info Available Prior to Election Day – May 13, 2022

Public Meetings in April to Answer Community’s Bond Questions – April 13, 2022

Facilities Bond Rate Is Less Than Anticipated for Taxpayers – March 17, 2022

LCSD School Board Unanimously Passes Bond Resolution – February 11, 2022

Lebanon Community Schools Receives $4.3 Million in State Matching Funds – January 4, 2022

Lebanon Community Schools Applies for State Matching Funds – November 30, 2021

Bond Discussions Continue for Lebanon Community Schools and Pool – September 28, 2021

Lebanon Community Schools Reports Back on Survey –  August 10, 2021

 

IN THE NEWS

Letter: Input helped narrow down project list – Albany Democrat Herald  March 10, 2022

Lebanon takes $20m bond to the ballot – Lebanon Express February 12, 2022

School Board Approves Placing Bond on May 16 Ballot – Lebanon Local News February 12, 2022

Aging heat system behind fire alarm at Lebanon elementary school – – Lebanon Express December 22, 2021

Editorial: Next spring’s Lebanon school bond measure should pass – December 17, 2021

Lebanon School District Applies for Grant – Lebanon Local   December 11, 2021

Mulling $20M bond, Lebanon Schools seek state match – December 6, 2021

Letter: Good Things Happening in Local Schools – Lebanon Express October 20, 2021

Time for a new Lebanon Community Pool? – Lebanon Express April 14, 2021