Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The Fairfield USD 310 Board of Education has agreed to hold a $3.5 million bond election that would lead to consolidation of the district's two elementary schools.
If voters approve the bond, it would provide funds for four new classrooms and renovation at the high school/middle school to serve grades 1 through 4, as well as other improvements.
The Hutchinson News reports the board approved the bond election on Monday, after hearing that it would cost the owner of a $50,000 home $52.90 per year, less than $1 per week.
The vote will be conducted by mail. The ballot will be mailed on Sept. 25 and must be returned by noon Oct. 15.
District voters in April rejected a $9 million bond issue that would have built a new elementary school.