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Board approves $4 million bond for May election


February 14, 2017

The Sweet Home School Board on Monday approved a resolution to send a request for a $4 million bond levy to School District voters May 16.

If the bond is passed by voters, the district has qualified for a $4 million matching grant from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Program, providing a total of $8 million that would be used to fund a major construction project at Sweet Home Junior High School and smaller improvements at each of the other schools in the district.

According to the district’s projections, the new levy would not increase current property tax rates. The district has...

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