Ed-Co’s bond vote is coming up next Tuesday, November 2nd – and tonight, the Ed-Co School District will be holding their third and final community meeting to inform voters about the issue.
Ed-Co voters will consider two bond questions on Election Night. The first question will ask voters to allow the School Board to issue $12,050,000 in General Obligation bonds to provide the funds necessary to move forward with several identified projects – that includes HVAC and mechanical upgrades in the elementary school, building a new competition gym and new space for career and technical education. Projects would also encompass upgrades to safety and security, including improvements to traffic flow and drop-off and pick-up areas.
The second question asks voters to approve an increase in the tax levy above $2.70, but not more than $4.05, per every $100,000 of assessed property value within the district boundaries.
Both measures must pass with at least 60-percent voter approval for the district to move forward with the projects.
The Ed-Co School District says an approved bond would result in a $2 tax levy rate increase and would have a property tax impact of $103 per year on a home with an assessed value of $100,000.
Tonight’s community meeting will begin at 6 pm at Ed-Co Junior/Senior High School in Edgewood.
You can also find more information on the district’s facility needs and the proposed projects online at edcobond.org.
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