NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Corbett School District board has referred the following measure to voters in the Corbett School District at the Nov. 4, 2014, General Election. Any registered voter dissatisfied with the ballot title may file a petition with the Multnomah County Circuit Court for review on or before 5:00 PM, 9/12/2014. Any person filing a challenge must also file a copy of the challenge with the Director of Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St., Portland, by the end of the next business day after the petition is filed with the Circuit Court.

Caption: Bonds for School Improvements, Safety, Seismic, and Create Operational Efficiencies.

Question: Shall Corbett School District make improvements to educational environment and create operational efficiencies by issuing $8,500,000 in general obligation 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: This measure is not expected to increase the number of classrooms on campus other than adding two new science labs.  Specifically, this measure is expected to finance:

  • Replacing the seismically challenged Middle School with an educationally appropriate, energy-efficient building, increase safety and save money on operating costs.
  • Create  two new science labs to replace the 1950's era lab currently in use.
  • Create a “courtyard” at the East end of campus for fire engine turnaround.
  • Renovate a portion of the current high school for a library/media center, a district office, and other office space such as Special Education. 
  • Furnish, equip and make site improvements for all projects; pay for demolition and costs of issuance.

Bonds would mature in a period not to exceed twenty-one (21) years.  The overall tax rate for bonds is estimated to be approximately $1.46 per $1,000 of assessed property value.

Tim Scott, Director of Elections
Multnomah County