Pendleton School District considering school bond for November ballot

<p>Pendleton School District</p>

Pendleton School District

The Pendleton School District tonight may take a step toward putting a bond on an upcoming ballot to build new schools.

The school district's superintendent plans to ask to the school board for approval to move forward with gathering more information and feedback on a potential school bond with a cap of $55 million.

The district has identified nearly $53 million in facility improvements it would like to address.

Those improvements include building two brand new elementary schools to replace Sherwood Heights and Washington elementary schools.

The district would also like to convert Hawthorne Elementary School into an early childhood center.

The district's superintendent expects the board to make a final decision on whether or not to put a bond before voters in late spring or early summer.

The bond would go on the November ballot.