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Bond issues pass by historic margins

posted Aug 13, 2019, 8:57 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 13, 2019, 8:57 PM ]
Voters overwhelmingly approved bond issues on August 13 that will finally replace the remaining original 1966 HVAC systems at Madison Middle School as well as its original elevator.  The cafeteria serving line will get new heating units, the auditorium curtains will be replaced, and the nearby softball field will get an artificial turf infield. Most importantly, vital technology, curricular, and extracurricular needs of students will be addressed through 2023.

81% of voters approved $16,065,000 for technology, facilities, equipment, and other needs. $1,85,000 in bonds for transportation had to be voted on separately, per state law, and were approved by 83% of the voters. Those margins of passage were the highest for any of the district's bond issues in over 30 years.

Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, "We deeply appreciate the vote of confidence and the trust invested in our district’s priorities. These bond issues will allow us to advance the excellence established from previous bonds, and our students will benefit from the technology, STEM/Vo-Ag, curricular supplies and services, maintenance and facilities, safety, and transportation provided by these funds through 2023."

The benefits students will receive from the bonds are detailed at the BruinBond.com website.
Bond election results