Voters in the West Delaware School District are asked to head to the polls today.
West Delaware is holding a special election on a $20 million bond referendum to help with improvements to the high school, middle school and Lambert elementary buildings. Superintendent Dr. Kristen Rickey:
These projects have been a couple years in the making. A group who specializes in this studied West Delaware’s facilities two years ago and made recommendations about what needed to be done – and then a task force made up of community members honed in on those recommendations before making their own recommendations to the school board. Rickey says the final improvements they came up with on the referendum are the most critical issues for the school district.
So if that many improvements are needed, why doesn’t the school district just build new facilities? Rickey says they’ve gotten questions about that.
Voting “yes” on the bond referendum today means the average homeowner will pay less than five dollars a month. But you can find out exactly how this will impact you financially by going to the school’s website.
The polls for West Delaware’s bond referendum will be open today from 7 am to 8 pm – and the precincts have been consolidated for this election (so it’s not necessarily where you usually vote in other elections).
The polling locations are:
The Ryan City Hall Center for Precinct #1 (for residents in Adams and Hazel Green Townships).
The Manchester Fire Station for Precinct #2 (for residents in Manchester Wards 1 and 2 and Oneida Township).
Seibert Park Memorial Hall for Precinct #3 (for residents in Manchester Ward 3 and Delaware, Elk, Honey Creek, Milo and Prairie Townships).
Dundee Community Center for Precinct #4 (for residents in Coffins Grove and Richland Townships in Delaware County and Fremont Township in Buchanan County).