Liza Dossick, 503-552-6772
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Business Alliance board of directors today announced its endorsement of the Gresham-Barlow School Bond, Measure 26-153, on the November 2013 ballot. The $210 million bond measure will cover renovation costs for schools as well as textbook upgrades and classroom expansion.
“With education as one of our top priorities, we are in full support of this critical investment in Gresham-Barlow area schools,” said Gregg Kantor, chair of the Portland Business Alliance board of directors and CEO of NW Natural. “By making the needed improvements to schools throughout our region, we are able to reach our ultimate goal of providing the resources and opportunities necessary for preparing the next generation of workers.”
This endorsement was driven by the Alliance’s mission to offer quality educational opportunities for the region’s residents. Two-thirds of the board members present must agree before an endorsement is made.