29 Jun Alexia Garcia Rallies Students For Portland School Bond
— In this video, Lincoln High School senior Alexia Garcia discusses how students are involved in the campaign to pass the upcoming Portland Public Schools bond measure.
Garcia is co-chair of the bond campaign and also the student representative on the school board.
The bond measure asks voters to invest $482 million in our public schools. Passing this bond is the first step in a plan to transform all of our aging public school buildings into truly great facilities over the next 30 years.
The measure includes money for renovating Roosevelt, Franklin, and Grant High Schools and rebuilding Faubion K-8 in partnership with Concordia University. The measure would also improve safety and accessibility in at least 30 additional schools, including seismic upgrades, roof replacements, and other learning and accessibility upgrades.
Taxpayers will pay an estimated $1.10/$1,000 of assessed value for 8 years, with the rate reducing to $0.30/$1,000 paid over an additional 12 years. For a homeowner whose property is assessed at $150,000, that’s about $165 per year, then reducing to $45 per year.
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