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Community can still weigh in on future school bond proposal

As you know, Beaverton schools’ enrollment is growing and is projected to continue to well past 2020. In addition, we must maintain and improve our existing schools and facilities, and keep pace with changing technology in classrooms and operations.

In response to direction from the School Board, I charged staff last year with gathering and processing information and identifying a comprehensive list of projects for a potential Capital Bond election on May 20 to address facility needs throughout the district.

An interdepartmental team worked for well over a year before convening the Bond Community Involvement Committee to take on the next phase of the work. This committee, made up of elected officials, parents, teachers, administrators and experts from local businesses just reached an important milestone after three months of reviewing the staff’s work and developing the recommendation for the Capital Bond Program.

The recommendation consists of three main components that touch every school in some way, including modernization (critical repairs), new capacity and technology. You can find the recommended project list at beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/facilities/Pages/2014-Future-Bond-Planning.aspx, see meeting five.

Due to retiring previous bonds, this proposal is expected to result in no increase in the district’s existing bond tax rate.

I will now begin my review of the recommendation, and at the Jan. 13 School Board business meeting, I will present my recommendation to the School Board. Over the next three weeks, I will be reviewing the committee’s recommendation and welcome input and questions from the Beaverton community.

Please feel free to send your thoughts to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . While I will not be able to respond to each question or suggestion, I promise to give every one careful consideration. I intend to deliver a tabulation of the inputs, along with my own thoughts, and share them with the School Board before it makes its final decision about the bond program.

Thank you for your ongoing support and involvement in Beaverton Schools.

Jeff Rose serves as superintendent of the Beaverton School District.




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