Oregon Department of Education
Public schools -- Oregon -- Finance, Public schools -- Oregon -- Planning
This report begins with a review of the state of school facilities in Oregon and a summary of recent school bond successes and failures, followed by an overview of school capital funding policy since 2000. It includes a discussion of existing facilities financing options and two brief case studies showing that the availability of state subsidies and matching funds can influence local funding decisions. A brief summary of existing school facilities programs in Western states sets the stage for detailed presentation of the Task Force recommendations, funding formula, and proposed staffing for the Oregon School Facilities Program. The report concludes with several other considerations that fall outside the scope of the four-part Oregon School Facilities Program that we propose, but relate to long-term challenges and opportunities facing PreK-12 school facilities in Oregon.
Oregon School Capital Improvement Planning Task Force and Portland State University. Hatfield School of Government. Center for Public Service, "The Schools our Students Deserve: A Statewide School Facilities Program for Oregon" (2014). Center for Public Service Publications and Reports. 5.