2017 ORS 332.176¹
Large construction projects
  • safety improvements

(1) As used in this section, “large construction project” means a construction project for which a school district must submit the question of bonded indebtedness to the electors of the school district and the total bonded indebtedness for the project is greater than $1 million.

(2) Prior to receiving approval from the electors of the school district for bonded indebtedness for a large construction project, a school district shall:

(a) Evaluate the need for safety improvements within one mile of an elementary school or 1.5 miles of a secondary school where the large construction project is to be completed. The safety improvements should provide safer alternative routes to schools and may include improvements for pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles.

(b) Evaluate the potential for joint funding of safety improvements with other public and private entities.

(c) Consider including the funding of safety improvements within the funding of the large construction project. The consideration of and the school district board’s decision on the funding for safety improvements as part of a large construction project shall be part of the public record relating to the project.

(3) After receiving approval from electors for bonded indebtedness for a large construction project, a school district may select a site for the large construction project that is different from the site proposed prior to the election if the school district makes an evaluation for safety improvements for the new site as described in subsection (2) of this section before issuing any bonds for the project. [2007 c.163 §1; 2009 c.125 §1]

Note: 332.176 (Large construction projects) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 332 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 332—Local Administration of Education, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors332.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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