West Delaware will be holding a bond referendum next month.
The School Board and a Facilities Task Force made up of community members say improvements are needed to the district’s facilities. They’ll be asking residents in the school district to vote on a $20 million bond referendum, with the special election set for March 2nd. If approved, the funds will help remodel, repair and improve West Delaware High School, Middle School and Lambert Elementary buildings – that includes providing air conditioning in all buildings, upgrading to LED lighting, replacing plumbing and piping, securing school entrances to prevent unauthorized entry and improving the bus/parent drop-off at the Middle School and Lambert.
The West Delaware School District says if the bond referendum passes, it will cost the average homeowner less five dollars per month.
Two open houses are being held to give residents an opportunity to learn more about the projects, tour the school’s facilities and get answers to any questions you have. The open houses will take place February 10th from 5 to 6:30 pm and February 16th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm – both at the High School Sill Commons.