Rogue River failed levy

Rogue River, Ore., — A local school district is grappling with its future, after a local levy failed last night.

It’s trying to figure out another way to keep kids safe.

Measure 167 in Rogue River would have raised over 3 million dollars for the school district to upgrade and add heating and cooling systems in their schools.

The kindergarten through third grade school has never had air conditioning.

It also would have gotten rid of asbestos in some of the flooring of schools.

And it would have done all of that without raising taxes.

“My job is to do whatever I think is the very best for the students, and I remain hopeful that we are going to be able to come up with a solution for the children of the district.” said the school district’s Superintendent, Paul Young.

Young says in the past they’ve rented portable heating and cooling systems for individual classrooms, and plan to do that again when needed, until they find a permanent solution.

He says they also plan to go back and talk to voters and see where they failed, and what they can do now to solve these issues for the children.

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