The West Salem School District is moving forward with its plans for a referendum this spring.
The school board approved two questions for the ballot. The first would ask voters to allow the district to borrow $32 million to build a new middle school.
The second question asks voters for $500,000 to improve security at the elementary school.
District officials say they are optimistic it will pass based on the feedback they've received. "We had a number of public meetings this summer, invited those folks in, and publicized all of our decision making. The board struggled with some questions about how big or what size or what configuration, and they really got a lot of positive feedback," said West Salem superintendent Troy Gunderson.
The two questions will appear on the April 1st ballot.