Voters in three area school districts will head to the polls Tuesday to decide bond issues.

In Lone Grove, voters will decide a $3.22 million bond issue that would increase the size of the auditorium to be built.


Voters in three area school districts will head to the polls Tuesday to decide bond issues.
In Lone Grove, voters will decide a $3.22 million bond issue that would increase the size of the auditorium to be built.

 

A 600-seat auditorium is currently planned and will be built with funds from a 2008 bond, but the new bond would increase the capacity to 1,100 seats, as well as add about 300 more parking spaces, a vocal music classroom and office, a workroom and a larger stage and orchestra area.

 

The bond would replace other bonds rolling off the books, thereby extending the current tax rate until 2023.

 

Fox Public Schools voters will decide a $365,000 transportation bond issue.

 

School officials hope to purchase four new school buses if the bond passes.

 

The bond would replace older bonds already on the books, and therefore not increase the current property tax rate.

 

In Madill Public Schools, voters will decide a $22,950,000 bond issue that would lead to a 13.63 percent increase in taxes.

 

If passed, the bond would be used to build a new activity center, new agricultural and career technology education facility and new classrooms at each of the district’s four sites.