How do we ensure accountability that the bond dollars will go toward the intended projects?
If approved by voters, the District will ensure timely, consistent communication to the community on progress on projects and spending. One benefit for the Oak Harbor community is that OHPS cannot collect any additional funds for projects. The amount listed on the ballot ($121 million) is the exact amount the district will receive, not a penny more, not a penny less. If the projects come in over budget, it falls on the district to come up with the funds to complete the projects.
Additionally, Oak Harbor Public Schools has a strong record of being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. In 2006, the community passed a bond for Oak Harbor High School, which was completed on time and within our budget.