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Sturgeon R-V School Board pursuing bond issue

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:36 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.

Sturgeon R-V Superintendent Geoff Neill, left, helping R-V student Mikel Sturgeon.

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.”

The release also said the bond’s value along with the district’s current debt will not exceed 15 percent of the district’s taxable, tangible property.

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