'We Owe It To Our Children': Hillsboro School Leaders Outline Their Case For $25m Bond Proposition (Latest News)

Superintendent Jon Isaacson is concerned about the distance between Hillsboro High School's front doors and its students.

"Therefore, we owe it to our children, our parents, and our community to do everything we can to ensure that our kids feel safe at school."

There will not be an increase in the current tax rate under Isaacson's leadership. Instead, he compares it to the process of refinancing a home loan.

"I believe there is a lot of help out there. Is it true that I'm aware of and concerned about the state of the economy? Yeah. It has an effect on people, and I am aware of the financial implications "he stated.

"We spotted one and decided, "Hey, this is a no-brainer.' " Why isn't this available on every bus?' That's all I can say. For us, it was a huge plus "he stated.

Mayor Buddy Russell explained the importance of the request, saying, "It is very vital for the protection of children with the large amount of traffic that we have in school."

According to Isacson, parents in the district began driving their children to school early in the pandemic, a pattern that hasn't stopped.