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Sturgeon R-V going to voters for new bond

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:59 am

During their January 13 meeting, the Sturgeon R-V Board of Education unanimously voted to put a no-tax increase bond on the district’s April ballot.

According to a district news release the bond will be worth  $3,500,000 which will be used to meet the district’s capital improvement needs.

The bond’s proceeds will be used to support the district’s initiative to improve the district’s physical plant and security. According to the board’s resolution it will enable them to: “Implement safety and security measures district-wide; to increase energy efficiency through replacement of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and tuckpointing; to construct, equip, and furnish a new multipurpose facility to house the vocational agricultural classroom and weight training classroom; to expand and resurface parking lots; to the extent funds are available, complete technology upgrades.”

Misty Doss, president of the R-V Board of Education answered a few Fireside Guard questions regarding the bond.

What do you hear from school district patrons regarding the need for more ag and shop-related facilities  and what will the proposed addition mean for the “Ag classroom,” previously constructed? “We started meeting with our facility committee last year to identify areas we would like to focus and developed a priorities list. The Vocational Ag Shop…

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