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OSBA supports $200 million request for school seismic upgrades

Oregon State Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, held a press conference Tuesday to announce his plans to seek $200 million in bond funding for seismic upgrades to schools during the 2015 legislative session.

OSBA Executive Director Betsy Miller-Jones was among those in attendance for Courtney’s announcement at McKinley Elementary School in Salem.

“Our members from across the state are struggling to find ways to pay for aging and often inadequate school buildings,” Miller-Jones said. “We appreciate Senate President Courtney’s leadership in seeking bond funding for school facility upgrades.

“We’ve identified this issue as a legislative priority in 2015, and we will continue to look for ways to ensure that Oregon’s children are learning in safe and modern schools.”

To read an article by the Statesman Journal about the proposal, click here.