Senator Ted Ferrioli gets $300 million for schools

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli

Oregon Senate Republicans

Salem, OR – Friday, Senate Republicans praised the inclusion of $300 million in bonding for schools in Oregon following their request earlier this session for school bonding in the same amount.

“After Democrats woefully underfunded K-12 education earlier this session, we’re encouraged that they agreed with our call to allocate $300 million in bonds for Oregon schools,” said Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day). “Senate Republicans have long advocated for funding our schools first, and today we were able to give them a boost in funding that gives Oregon safer schools and additional resources in the classroom.”

$300 million in bonds for schools will be divided between seismic retrofitting ($175 million) and bonding for school districts’ capital projects ($125 million). The bonding projects will be considered Friday afternoon when the Joint Ways & Means Subcommittee on Capital Construction meets to consider bonding projects for the next biennium.

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Posted by at 06:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments |Email This Post Email This Post |Print This Post Print This Post
  • Wolfboy

    This is not a moment too soon. We just had a massive tremblor. If these schools are not reinforced soon they will crumble in heaps during the next quake and bake. This may seem like a lot of money to some, but it is really what is needed for safety in our schools. Many are old and hard to stand up on their own.
    Fix them now and fix them fast. You may not have another chance.

    • Howard Dean dotty gov

      Yeah-h-h-h-h!

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