School bond referendum tentatively set for September

Voters in the Greene County school district will see another proposal for new construction and building renovations for a 5-12 campus, but not until September, according to school superintendent Tim Christensen.

After the voters turned down a request for a $20 million bond issue for the project last fall, the board discussed putting another question on a ballot in April. A “Vote YES” citizens committee has formed and that committee, along with the school facility study committee, met two weeks ago and decided to delay an election to allow time for the committee to do the best job possible in educating the public, Christensen said.

The committees are working with architects to determine the potential needs and costs over the next 30 years to keep the existing buildings functional, as well as developing more detailed drawings and budgets. The need for that information was gleaned from responses to a voter survey following last fall’s election.

The referendum is tentatively slated for next Sept. 13. No board seats will be on the ballot at that time.

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