Camas School District bond is passing

Election will be certified next Friday

The Camas School District bond continues to gain in yes votes. According to information posted on the Clark County Elections website, the vote is 63.02 percent yes to 36.98 percent no.
The bond requires a supermajority, meaning that 60 percent of those who vote approve it.
The $120 million bond will have several different projects including new high school and elementary school facilities, additional parking for Camas High School students, property acquisition, safety improvements, modernization of the Joyce Garver Theater/Garfield Building, concessions and bathrooms on the Doc Harris Stadium visitor side, and turf and light improvements at CHS fields.
Starting in 2017, the bond measure would cost a taxpayer with a property valued at $300,000 approximately $15 more per month. The owner of a property worth $500,000 would pay an additional $25 per month.
The current bond tax rate is $2.95 per $1,000. This is approximately $73.75 per month for the owner of a $300,000 home, and $123 per month for the owner of a $500,000 home.
The election will be certified Friday, Feb. 19.