News And Announcements

2008 Bond Information

Thank you everyone!

On November 4, 2008, our community showed its support of local schools and the importance of a quality education by approving the construction bond. This was a vote of confidence in the direction our district has taken. Hundreds of volunteers, contributors; both newspapers and chambers of commerce endorsed the bond. It’s a positive step forward for our students who deserve a healthy and safe learning environment.

We want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to repair our schools and build new schools to relieve overcrowding. As we move forward, we will provide you with the accountability and transparency you have asked for.  This includes putting together a citizen’s oversight committee using the advice of the chambers of commerce and SEDCOR. It also includes regular updates on the progress of bond projects.

Again, thank you, this could not have happened without the support of our community.


Community approves construction bond

Our voters approved a $242.1 million construction bond in November 2008. Its purpose is to address key renovations, repairs, and upgrades to our schools that impact safety and provide an adequate learning environment for our students.

This bond includes …

bond-pie.jpg• Renovations, repairs and upgrades to our school facilities.
• Short-term overcrowding relief (portable classrooms) and reimbursable items from bond pre-planning.
• A new middle school in west Salem to relieve overcrowding.
• Three new elementary schools (one in NE Salem, one in south Salem and one in west Salem) to relieve overcrowding.

Coming up next

• May – November: The construction bond proposal was approved by the School Board, and will be on the November 2008 ballot. We will be providing information to the public including presentation by Superintendent Husk. A presentation schedule will be posted online.