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THE SCHOOLS OUR STUDENTS DESERVE - A Statewide School Facilities Program for Oregon Report
THE SCHOOLS OUR STUDENTS DESERVE - A Statewide School Facilities Program for Oregon Report

Oregon has adopted “the most aggressive high school and college completion goals of any state in the country” (Oregon Blue Book, 2013) without having a plan for the PreK-12 school facilities needed to support those goals. Many Oregon schools are outdated, dilapidated, and hazardous. Without a significant effort to increase statewide capital investment in PreK-12 schools, Oregon’s 40-40-20 goal and ambitions to build a ”cradle to career” educational system will remain out of reach. 

How can the State of Oregon help 197 school districts pass local school bonds? What financial and technical assistance could help districts meet their most critical school facilities needs in an equitable way? What does the state need to know about its PreK-12 school facilities, and how should it assemble, organize, and share that information with districts and the general public? This report offers answers to these questions.

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