The 2022 School Bond Proposal that will appear on the ballot November 8 is no frills and, thus, no tax increase. Passage of the bond would reconcile long overdue infrastructure and facility needs in the District including the infamous Schickler Drive.
If you know, you know. If you don’t, click the video above and ride along.
The Schickler Drive, which pitches north off Oregon Road, might more accurately be called the Oregon Trail — in spots, it appears to be passable only by foot or horseback. Seriously, it’s bad and in need of a complete overhaul.
Projects like this one require school bonds because school districts rarely have significant general fund dollars to invest in major infrastructure projects (things like roads, roofs and renovations). Schickler Drive, for instance, requires 40,000 square feet of new pavement — and this is in addition to what is needed in the parking lots and bus loop at the school.
It’s going to take more than just love to smooth it out!
Keep following this space over the next few months as we share more information about the 2022 Zero-Tax-Increase School Improvement Bond.