Tom McCall school

Students at Tom McCall Elementary School in Redmond.

In initial results Tuesday night, a Redmond School District bond was comfortably passing, with nearly 58% of voters supporting it.

If results hold, the $27.5 million school bond will fund construction of two six-classroom wings at Tom McCall and Vern Patrick elementary schools, as well as make security and maintenance upgrades in every school in the Redmond School District.

Voters in the Redmond area won’t see a hike on their taxes, as the district refinanced existing bonds due to the financial downturn.

The most recent Redmond School District bond narrowly failed in November 2018.

Charan Cline, superintendent of Redmond School District, was optimistic that initial results would hold and the school district would pass its first bond in 12 years. He said he was thankful for voters in the district for their support.

“Redmond’s a growing community that wants to grow well,” Cline said. “To do that, they know they have to have great schools, and this is a great investment to make sure that happens.”

A full list of what the bond will pay for can be found at redmondschoolbond.org.

Reporter: 541-617-7854,

jhogan@bendbulletin.com

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