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. Preschool space will provide critical opportunities for socialization, boost kindergarten readiness, and early learning opportunities for children aged 3-5 years in our community.
The school district is considering completing these projects with a voter-approved bond. The bond is projected to cost the owner of a $175,000 home (considered an average for our area) $4.23 per month or $50.75 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.
We will continue to update our community as the bond proposal moves forward. Thank you for considering our request.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilities Assessment Report by Soderstrom Architects (outlines the repair needs of our school buildings)
Lebanon Community Schools Reports Back on Survey – August 10, 2021
Bond Discussions Continue for Lebanon Community Schools and Pool – September 28, 2021
IN THE NEWS
Time for a new Lebanon Community Pool? – Lebanon Express April 14, 2021
Letter: Good Things Happening in Local Schools – Lebanon Express October 20, 2021