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Strafford School District Bond Issue on Election Ballot Tomorrow

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Voters will choose among several area school board candidates on the ballot Tuesday, as well as bond issues for some districts. The Strafford School district is asking for approval to borrow money for development. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.

If passed, the Strafford R-VI School District plans to borrow $15 million, to be used for numerous proposed renovation and construction projects. Proposition KIDS, or Keep Improving District Schools, promises to build a new elementary school and renovate the current elementary building for additional middle and high school classrooms.

Proposed changes also include upgrades in safety and security features like new secure entrances, security cameras and car/bus traffic controls. The funds would also be used for installing heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems in the gymnasiums, and to provide restroom facilities at the football fields. Additional remodeling and improvements would be done as funds are available.

If approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the school district is estimated to remain unchanged. The current tax levy is $3.45. For KSMU News, I’m Theresa Bettmann.