"Our Portland, Our Schools" : Says it will cost $220 per square foot in hard construction costs to rebuild Portland Public high schools.

PolitiFact Oregon:

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | What is the estimated per-square-foot cost to rebuild Portland high schools?

In May 2011, Portland voters narrowly rejected a $548 million construction bond measure for Portland Public Schools. Voters said they felt shut out of the process; they wanted more say and oversight. Also, a news analysis by The Oregonian at the time reported that the school rebuilds would be among the costliest in Oregon. The analysis showed the district had budgeted $325 a square foot to renovate six urban schools. The school board tried again. This time, members said they had heard the people’s cry for greater transparency and fiscal diligence. So they put a ... >> More

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