Notice of Measure Referral from David Douglas School District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the David Douglas School District has referred a measure to voters in the David Douglas School District at the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election, and the Multnomah County Elections Division has received a Ballot Title for that referral. Any registered voter dissatisfied with the Ballot Title may file a petition for review with the Multnomah County Circuit Court on or before Aug 26, 2022. Any person filing a petition must also notify the Director of Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland, in writing that the petition has been filed, and the notice must be given by 5:00 p.m. on the next business day after the petition has been filed with the Circuit Court. - Tim Scott, Multnomah County Director of Elections
Bonds to Increase Safety, Security; Repair, Update Schools; Vocational Education
Question: Shall District increase safety, security, emergency communications; repair, update schools; construct career technical education center; issue $140.32 million in bonds? If the bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
Summary: David Douglas School District will receive state matching funds of $8,000,000 if bonds are approved.
- Bonds would finance capital costs to fund projects that:
- Improve Health, Safety & Security:
- Secure entries at Elementary Schools
- New emergency communications systems
- Air quality improvements; filtration, heating, cooling
- Emergency generators
- Replace fire safety systems
- Remove asbestos ceilings
- Update, Repair Aging Schools:
- Electrical, roofing, flooring, lighting, plumbing improvements
- Exterior repairs: windows, sidings, lighting, replace track surfaces
- Expand Student Opportunities:
- New CTE, STEM, Hands on Learning center at High School
- Provide additional instructional space
- Additional capital costs including site improvements, facility renovations and/or additions, land acquisition, demolition, furnishings, equipment, accounting and bond issuance costs.
Citizen oversight committee, audits required
Bonds may be issued in multiple series; each maturing within 33 years from issuance. Principal amount of bonds limited to $140,320,000. Estimated increase in tax rate is $0.88 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Actual levy rate may differ due to changes in interest rates and assessed value.