Bond Proposed for School Facilities

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Friday, March 16 2007 Mar 16, 2007 Friday, March 16, 2007 5:53:50 PM CDT March 16, 2007 in News

"Some of the rooms are small and we're actually running out of space," said David Haggard, New Franklin Principal.

Classrooms aren't the only area of the school that needs to be addressed. The proposed bond would also add on to the gymnasium. Most of the school hasn't been touched since it opened in 1942. The school board feels its time for some major changes.

The proposed bond would cost a $60,000 homeowner an average tax increase of $29.64, an $80,000 homeowner $39.52, and a $100,000 homeowner, $49.40.

"I'm comfortable with it, you'd probably spend that money on something else, why not put it towards your kids education?" said Pam Ivy, New Franklin parent.

Not everyone in the community has embraced the idea. Some are leery of the gym addition, but the school board says its a necessity.

"We would use it everyday, and especially this winter we had elementary students with no place to go," said Dr. Jeanie Gordon, New Franklin Superintendent.

There is a school board meeting to discuss the bond on March 21. Voters will decide on the bond issue on April 3.

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