The St. Helens School District hopes to secure a $4 million matching grant from the State of Oregon to help fund the construction at St. Helens High School.

However, the district must pass a $4 million bond in the May 16 Special Election to secure the matching grant.

Bond Measure

The St. Helens School District will gain a $4 million grant from the state if voters approve the May bond measure.

Superintendent Scot Stockwell said the district is in a unique position because if voters approve the bond, the district will receive a 1:1 matching grant from the State of Oregon that will not increase taxes for voters. This is a result of the increasing population of St. Helens.


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Obviously a grant from the state would not increase taxes. But if the measure is not approved, and the $8M is not spent, won’t our taxes go down? And if so, why is that not mentioned?

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