Canby passes $75 million school bond
The Canby community has passed Canby School District's $75 million bond measure, according to unofficial results.
As of 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 59.83% voted yes and 40.17% voted no.
"We want to thank the voters in the Canby School District for passing Bond Measure 3-559," said board member Sara Magenheimer, who served on the district's bond committee. "It is clear voters continue to trust and invest in our students and our schools."
With the passage of the bond, the school district has also secured an additional $4.7 million in state grant dollars.
The bond is not expected to raise property owners' taxes as it replaces an expiring school bond.
The school district will use bond and grant funds to improve health and safety at many different schools in the district, renovate and repair aging schools, expand educational opportunities through STEM and technological upgrades, replace the existing 200 Wing at the high school and plan for the future through master planning for all district facilities.
Now, the district staff and board members will get to work implementing these changes.
"We appreciate the trust of the citizens of Canby," Magenheimer said. "They continue to invest in our schools, our students, and our facilities. It is an honor that we will repay by improving our facilities so we can best serve all students in safe and secure schools. We are looking forward to the next stages in this process and will continue to involve the community as we move forward."
This story has been updated with the latest results.
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