Thank you, Sherwood voters!  

Ballot Measure 34-254 Passed; District prepares for next steps in completing proposed projects

On Election Day, November 8, 2016, voters in the Sherwood community favored ballot measure 34-254, with a passing approval of 54%.  View the Press Release here.  

As the District moves forward to develop the plans, timelines and expected completion of bond-related projects, that information will be shared regularly through the District’s web site and other communication outlets.  To be the first to receive District newsletters and other public releases of information, please add your email address to the Sherwood School District’s “Key Communicators” subscriber list by visiting the District web site home page.  (Email sign-up field is located at the bottom of the home page.)


Sherwood School District's Board of Directors engaged in discussions regarding a potential bond measure for the November 2016 ballot throughout the last school year and into the summer months of 2016.  After careful consideration of feedback from input- gathering sessions with staff and the community, the Board took action on the decision of a bond at their regular Board meeting on June 8, 2016, approving unanimously that a bond be placed on the ballot this fall.  We have shared with you the progress of the bond conversation within several months of newsletters and Sherwood Gazette articles, as well as on this web site.  



(To view the Bond Visioning Process background information and meeting history, click here.)




 View the
Informational Flier 
here.


Informational Flier

 
Download and view renderings of a possible design for a new high school here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B13OUI1Qw1-JcEFfUFB4blFVSnc/view?usp=sharing

 
View the Ballot Measure
34-254 Explanatory Statement here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B13OUI1Qw1-JQ2xNRjJpNFlGeGc/view?usp=sharing
 
View information regarding the
Bond Fund-Matching (OSCIM) grant here.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B13OUI1Qw1-JT2xIZlZ0enVzcEU/view?usp=sharing

 
View the Bond Measure FAQ here.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B13OUI1Qw1-JbXpfaE95UUw1Qjg/view?usp=sharing



Bond Proposal

Bond-funded projects would include:

- District-wide safety and security upgrades

- District-wide deferred maintenance

- Curriculum and technology

- Construction of a new high school on a new site

- Costs associated with the issuance of the bond


Project List

If approved, bond funds would support:
  • Construction of a new high school on a new site, with 2,000 student capacity and 2,400 core capacity (expandable total capacity to 2,400 in a future, second phase)
  • Relocating Laurel Ridge and Sherwood Middle to existing high school campus
  • Relocating Hopkins to Sherwood Middle campus
  • Converting The Ridges campus to two elementary schools
  • Relocating District programs and community spaces to existing Hopkins site


Cost Information

The estimated tax rate on bonds previously approved by voters is $3.70 per $1,000 of assessed value.  If approved, the tax rate is estimated to be $4.20 per $1,000.  The estimated $0.50 rate increase per $1,000 of assessed value would approximate $125 per year on a home assessed at $250,000.  This equals approximately $10.42 per month.

Sherwood School District was selected to be one of only 11 districts in Oregon to receive an Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching (OSCIM) grant.  As it is contingent on the passing of a bond, if approved, the District will receive $4,468,542 in bond-matching funds.  (The genesis of OSCIM funds came from the 2015 Legislature and the identified need to assist districts around the state with addressing their growing deferred maintenance needs.)


FAQ

Answers to some of the frequently asked questions related to Ballot Measure 34-254 can be found in the FAQ linked here.