School districts officials are asking district voters to approve a 2.6 mills, 34-year bond issue to fund various additions to the school building.
District residents will vote on the issue on Nov. 6.
The funds generated would be used for a new, 30-year roof for the entire campus, 10 new classrooms to house grades pre-K to three, two new special education rooms, one new music/art room, offices for occupational and physical therapy services, new boys and girls restrooms, 15-foot expansion of the cafeteria, including new floor and asbestos removal and an elevator to the second floor of the high school to make it handicapped-accessible.
If the bond issue is passed, it would cost the owner of a $100,000 home between $6 and $7 per month.
All students from pre-K to 12 would be moved inside, meaning the modulars would be sold or demolished.
Superintendent David Stubblebine has said the current roof is out of warranty and badly leaking. The cost for a new roof is roughly $1 million, he said. Stubblebine also said the present cafeteria floor is cracked, uneven and contains asbestos.
The modular classrooms are deteriorating and pose a security threat, the superintendent said.
Stubblebine has said the district needs voters to approve the bond issue; the current permanent improvement levy raises about $87,000 per year, nowhere close to cover these costs.
It would take 11 1/2 years just to replace the roof using permanent improvement money if none of it were spent on anything else, Stubblebine added.
"No one wants to ask the community for more money," Stubblebine said. "That's the last thing a superintendent wants to do. But this proposal is reasonable and small and addresses the pressing issues we are facing for a generation."
Stubblebine said some residents are asking, "Why now?"
"Because we need it," he said. "That's the bottom line."