The Board may submit to voters on any election date specified in Oregon Revised Statutes, the question of contracting a bonded indebtedness for the purpose of building or renovating school buildings or for purchasing school sites. Before such a bond election, the specific needs for facilities will be communicated to the public and careful estimates will be made as to amounts required for the project.
All new construction or alterations to existing buildings will ensure to the maximum extent feasible that facilities are readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities.
Following approval by the voters, the bonds to be issued will be advertised appropriately. The date of issue will be coordinated with tax collection dates, payments on bonds already outstanding and favorable market conditions. Disposition of the bonds will be accomplished by public sale on a competitive bid or negotiated basis, as determined by the Board.
The Board will annually appropriate district funds in the bonded debt service fund for the purpose of paying interest and principal on outstanding bonds. If sufficient funds are not available in the debt service fund, the Board will authorize by resolution an interfund loan for the purpose of meeting debt service requirements.
The capital projects fund is the fund authorized by the approval of a bond issue. Initial receipts from the sale of bonds are deposited in this fund, and actual expenditures are made from it. The Board will adopt an annual appropriation resolution authorizing payments from the fund of the amounts needed to meet contractual obligations due architects, contractors and other individuals or firms. The Board will receive periodic reports on the expenditures made from this fund as compared with original appropriations for the various projects.
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ORS 197.295 - 197.314
ORS Chapter 255
ORS Chapter 294
ORS 328.542 - 328.565
Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. Sections 2601-2629, as amended by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986, 15 U.S.C. Sections 2641-2656.
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. Sections 12101-12213; 29 CFR Part 1630 (2000); 28 CFR Part 35 (2000).