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Graettinger-Terril Voters To Decide School Bond Issue In April

By Staff | Feb 13, 2018

After a bond issue question went down to defeat in September of 2017 by less than three percent, voters in the Graettinger-Terril school district are going to be asked to reconsider a bond issue. A special Bond Issue election has been set for Tuesday, April 3 to decide the fate of a $9.7 million dollar bond issue.

School officials say the revenue would be used to create new learning environments to accommodate advanced programs and curriculum and provide quality educational opportunities.

The bond issue would provide funding for a new addition to the Terril building which would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices which would also access the existing gym. Restrooms in the Terril building would also be updated.

At the Graettinger Middle/High School location, the major portion of the proposed project would call for the construction of a new addition to the south of the existing school building. The new construction would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices as well as new science classroom and laboratory spaces, as well as a new industrial technology and vocational agriculture classrooms and laboratory spaces.

The final component of the building project would be the construction of a new competition gymnasium with locker room facilities.

Under Iowa Law, a bond issue requires 60 percent approval by the voters for passage.

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

Voting on April 3 will take place from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm at the Public Library in Graettinger and at the Community Center in Terril.

Any individuals with questions on this bond issue may contact Graettinger-Terril Superintendent Andy Woiwood at: anwoiw@gt.ratitans.org or by calling either the Terril School at 712-852-6111 or the Graettinger School at 712-859-3286.