JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Big improvements are coming to schools in Junction City, now that voters passed bond measure 20-242.
The bond measure is a long-term plan for the entire school district. The Junction City School District said the ten-year, $14,635,000 bond will cost the owner of an $180,000 home $292 a year.
That money will pay for projects to improve safety and classrooms at multiple schools. At Junction City High, they’ll construct a new building to replace the old East Wing.
The district said all schools will get a universal card swipe system on primary exterior doors and auto lockdown systems. Phone and public address systems will be upgraded or replaced and, so will cameras and intrusion detection.
Principal Malcom McGrae said they’re grateful for the community support. He said they have another year of planning to work on before breaking ground on their new two-story classroom wing.