Future Bond Page
Our Board of Directors have indicated that the earliest we may run a bond again would be during the 2024-25 school year in the November 2024 general election. Your voice is always valued. The board and our superintendent would appreciate any feedback to this bond package. You can share your thoughts and feedback with the board at SchoolBoard@orting.wednet.edu or with our superintendent at HatzenbelerE@orting.wednet.edu.
Why is OSD asking for a bond?
A Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) started meeting in the summer of 2021 to identify facilities with the highest needs, as well as review projected growth within our district boundaries. They recommended several projects as identified in the 2023 school bond put before the voters. While the school bond did not pass, the growing needs in our district remain.
Over the spring and summer, we conducted two community surveys to solicit feedback on the bond proposal. From those surveys, the most important issues from the community perspective included addressing overcrowding, improving safety/health/security, and supporting Career and Technical Education (CTE). Using community input, the board identified three core priorities and is reducing the scope of the previous bond. While these projects do not remedy all of our urgent needs in the system recommended by CFAC, it does put a big dent in the issues respondents want addressed at a more affordable price point.