Oregon Statutes - Chapter 332 - Local Administration of Education - Section 332.176 - Large construction projects; safety improvements.

(1) As used in this section, “large construction project” means a 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. [2007 c.163 §1]

Note: Section 2, chapter 163, Oregon Laws 2007, provides:

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2007 Act [332.176] applies to large construction projects that receive approval from the electors of the school district for bonded indebtedness for the project on or after the effective date of this 2007 Act [January 1, 2008]. [2007 c.163 §2]

Note: 332.176 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.

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