About the Bond
In November 2016, the voters of Gresham-Barlow School District approved a capital construction bond in the amount of $291.17 million. Additionally, the state of Oregon awarded the school district a capital construction grant of $8 million. This grant was only available upon successful passage of the bond measure.
School bond projects will increase student and staff safety, improve access to modern technology, and address chronic overcrowding through upgrades and updates made to schools and classrooms throughout the district.
When district staff began exploring ways to invest in modern technology for classrooms, they weren’t anticipating needing to prepare for a global pandemic. Yet the 2016 Gresham-Barlow School District’s investments in digital classroom technology has [...]
The 2016 school bond is funding new Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at schools across the district. Gordon Russell Middle School’s HVAC system included many original parts that hadn’t been replaced since the school [...]
Investments in modernized, safe public schools are investments in the health and safety of not only our students but the community at large. Gresham-Barlow School District buildings are often called-upon to become critical infrastructure during [...]