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Graettinger-Terril Patrons To Decide Bond Question

August 22, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

GRAETTINGER - Patrons of the Graettinger-Terril Community School District will be doing double duty when they go to the polls on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Along with voting for two school board positions, district patrons will also cast their ballots on a proposed $9,610,000 bond issue for the district.

The bond issue is being proposed to provide fundingn for the district to complete remodeling projects at the district's Terril building and new construction at Graettinger.

At the district's elementary school in Terril, plans are proposed that would proved for an addition creating a secure main entrance to the school through the administrative offices, as well as access to the gymnasium. Additionally, renovations at Terril would include restroom facilities.

At the district's middle and high school building in Grattinger, the bond would provide funding for the construction of a new addition to the south of the existing school building. The new structure would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices; a new competitive gymnasium as well as new locker rooms, along with new science classrooms and labs and new industrial technology and agriculture classrooms and lab facilities.

District officials say the revenue from the bond issue would be used to create new learning environments thta will accommodate advanced programs and curriculum, as well as providing quality educational opportunities.

Passage of the bond quesiton would result in the overall school tax levy increasing by a maximum of $2.70 per $1,000 of taxable valuation.

Polls in the Graettinger-Terril School District will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, with polls for Graettinger residents located in the Graettinger Public Library and Terril area residents voting at the Terril Community Center.

Under Iowa Law, 60 percent voter approval is required for passage of the bond question.



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