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Hermiston School District hosting forums about proposed bond

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HERMISTON, OR - One local school district is inviting people to attend forums going on today, all to discuss a bond measure that would affect the community. 

There will be three meetings today hosted by the Hermiston School District to talk about a proposed multi-million dollar bond.

The district is seeking $104 million, and at today's meetings, you can learn more about what that money will go to.

The three major areas being: helping the district keep up with the growth and enrollment, providing more safety and security for students, and replacing old infrastructure of school buildings...with the funding coming from taxpayers.

"What we're looking at is about 90 cents per thousand tax increase, or about $13 a month," said Executive Director of Operations, Mike Kay. "Or when it's all said and done, about $157 a year."

The time to vote on this proposed bond will be in May, and that is why the district is holding these forums now to have discussions with the community and to let you know about the projects they plan to kick off if the bond gets approved.

"You as a community member have a very important role to play in the community," said Communications Specialist, Maria Duron. "And the better informed that we are, the better, I think, we will be to make better decisions."

You can head out to the Hermiston School District offices at 305 SW 11th Street, Hermiston, OR 97838 today at noon or 7:00 p.m. this evening to be part of this very important discussion. The first meeting has already been held at 7:00 a.m.

More information can be found on Hermiston School District's website: http://hermiston.k12.or.us/.