Schools

Malheur County school district aims to use bond to renovate aging buildings

An array of infrastructure improvements at the Ontario School District will be possible if voters approve a $25 million bond in May. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – At Ontario High School, windows nearly 70 years old need constant attention.

At Aiken Elementary School, part of a stage has been turned into a classroom.

At May Roberts Elementary School, students sometimes dash across a busy city street to meet parents.

Voters are being asked in May to fix those problems. The Ontario School District wants a $25 million school bond to upgrade schools that outdated and aging. Ontario voters last funded school building improvements in 2010, and a bond measure failed two years ago.

“One of the biggest challenge our district faces is that of our aging facilities,” Superintendent Nicole Albisu said. “We’re constantly working on . . .