Monticello Voters Deciding on Bond Issue for New Middle School

There are hopes to build a new middle school in Monticello – but it’s up to voters.

Today, residents in the Monticello School District are heading to the polls to decide on a bond issue to help fund the project. Superintendent Dr. Brian Jaeger explains.

Jaeger says Phase One of the project is the construction of a new middle school.

A newly-built middle school building would also cut down on early dismissals due to heat. Monticello Middle School students got out of school early at least a couple days at the start of the school year because of the hot weather – with temperatures in the building reaching 92-degrees by 10 am.

Historically, bond issues don’t go over well in Monticello. Since 1960, just one bond has passed – that was for the current high school building in 1996. But the public’s concerns over school facilities have been voiced to Jaeger since he came to Monticello two years ago.

Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm today at the Berndes Center in Monticello. Videos, photos and more information about the project can be found on the Monticello School District’s website.