Woodland chamber supports school bond

By Ray Legendre, Columbian staff writer

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Updated: March 21, 2012, 7:01 PM

 

The Woodland Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a $52 million school bond issue set to go before voters in April.

The chamber voted 20-8 during Tuesday’s meeting in favor of the bond measure to build a new Woodland high school. The chamber joined the Woodland City Council and the Port of Woodland in endorsing the bond measure.

The bond issue would provide a new 147,000-square-foot high school that would meet students’ needs while meeting the needs of the community, Woodland Public Schools officials said.

The requested bond issue amount of nearly $52.84 million would cost Woodland property owners 96 cents per $1,000 of assessed home value, according to the school district.

Bond ballots are scheduled to be mailed around Wednesday. The final day to submit ballots is April 17.

For more information, visit Woodland Public Schools.