School projects could lift the construction industry this year, with 15 construction bond measures being proposed for high schools across the state.
Some past bonds are also finally leading to projects.
Voters around Portland will be able to decide the fate of a $548 million, short-term construction bond being pitched by Portland Public Schools. The bond money would modernize eight schools, as well as improve and repair the district’s other 77 schools.
The eight modernizations are for: three high schools - Jefferson, Roosevelt and Cleveland; four K-8 schools - Rigler, Marysville, Faubion and Laurelhurst; and one K-5 school - Markham. Some historical features, such as Roosevelt’s iconic clock tower, would be preserved; however, the schools would otherwise be refurbished entirely.
Read more at the Daily Journal of Commerce.
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