The Ione School District was recently awarded $24,366 from the Columbia River Enterprise Zone II (CREZ II).
Port of Morrow Commissioner Marvin Padberg presented the check to Ione Principal Rollie Marshall, who thanked the CREZ II Board for its generous donation.
Marshall said Ione will use the funds to further upgrade technology in the Ione schools. “For a small school district like ours, having a source of funds like this is really positive,” Marshall said.
Money disbursed from CREZ II was collected in 2019 in accordance with agreements made with various businesses and the CREZ II Board. The Columbia River Enterprise Zone II was established in 2009 after the success of the Columbia River Enterprise Zone I. Enterprise zones offer a unique resource for Oregon communities, providing benefits for both businesses located within an enterprise zone and the region surrounding it.
PHOTO CAPTION: From left, Port of Morrow Commissioner Marvin Padberg presents a CREZ II check to Ione School District Principal Rollie Marshall.