Oregon school districts, education service districts and community colleges can issue general obligation bonds only if they have voter approval of a bond levy authorizing them to do so. These resources will help you understand the election process and give you tools to be successful in your campaign. Don’t miss OSBA’s Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, held once every two years in Salem. This event has a long history of providing resources to help school districts and community colleges plan facilities, define and communicate bond costs to voters, and learn tactics for effective bond campaigns.
Firms and consultants to consider for a bond project
From pre-bond planning to design to construction, there are experts ready to help you.
An overview of the bond and local option election process
An overview of the election process for school districts, ESDs and community colleges.
Bond and local option election activities timelines
Organizational tool showing dates and recommendations for tasks to accomplish.
Bond election ballot title wording requirements
An overview of election ballot title wording requirements.
Election do's and don'ts for public officials
Guidelines providing some general legal principles found in case and statutory law.
Elections - School political action committees
Information for community members forming political action committees to support a school district bond measure.
Frequently asked questions about elections
Questions and answers to the most common district questions about elections.
Involving the community in bond and local option elections
Ways to involve the community during bond and local option elections.
Roles and responsibilities in a bond election campaign
Roles and responsibilities for those involved in bond election campaigns.
Sample bond election campaign structure
A sample to help you structure your election campaign.
Lost a bond election? Checklist when you lose.
A checklist for when you lose a bond or local option election.
Won a bond election? Checklist for winners.
A checklist for winners of a bond or local option election.