A new poll finds that the Salem-Keizer School District faces an uphill battle to get a school bond approved. Only 42% of voters would support a $528 million bond measure and only 43% would vote for a $303 million measure, according to a poll of 400 voters conducted by Grove Insight.
The school district, which includes the state capital of Salem, is considering putting a bond measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Superintendent Sandy Husk has told the school board that the district needs $528 million to fund repairs and new construction. After a series of public meetings, she this week asked the board to consider a $242 million ballot measure. The board will decide next week whether to send the request to voters.