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Letters to the editor should be no more than 300 words and addressed to Canby Herald Editor John Baker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To the editor:

Did you know that Oregon state funding does not provide enough monies in their budgeting provisions for schools to make capital PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Stock Imageimprovements or build new buildings?

The only way schools can raise funds for renovation, repairs and building is by passing bonds. On Nov. 7 the voters in the North Marion School District will have an opportunity to vote on the approval of a $42 million dollar bond.

The current bond will expire in 2018, and this new bond will result in a tax rate of $1.84/$1,000 of tax assessed value. For example, a home with a tax assessed value of $200,000 would only be paying $8 a month more. What will this bond mean for our kids? Improvements will include core infrastructure upgrades (HVAC repairs and replacements, new roofs, exterior finishes, etc…), a two-story renovated high school, safety and security updates at all buildings, improved traffic flow and other needed improvements.

Even by passing this bond North Marion will still have a lower tax rate than many surrounding communities.

Each generation in our community has stepped up and done their part for our kids, now it's our turn. The time is now. Please remember to vote and do your part for our community. For more detailed information please go to NM4Kids.com.

Heidi Torian

Aurora

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