We saw signs supporting construction on lawns all over town. This plot of empty land is where the district wants to build a state-of-the-art elementary school. That construction, plus tearing down the old schools, and making repairs to the high school will cost about $16.7 million.
On the ballot, the district is asking residents' permission to take that money out of the bond fund, and move it to the building fund. The superintendent says the district's been planning this since 2007 with community surveys.
After this, they don't expect to need any more money for repairs for a long time. The bonds will be available to use in December. The vote takes place March 20.
If it passes, the superintendent says they'll use the money for construction. Any remaining money will be used for the education fund, to supplement what the state is not able to give.