A bond issue election will be held by the Millwood Public School District, it was announced.
The bond issue election will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14. (Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.)
The Millwood school board voted unanimously to recommend the bond issue vote.
If it passes, the bond issue will be used to build a storm shelter to house the 12,000 students and teachers at the district’s schools.
The shelter will meet Federal Emergency Management Agency ratings, according to Supt. Cecilia Robinson Woods, and will double as a gymnasium capable of holding athletic and other events, as well as other school and community meetings.
The bond issue will run in succession with the current bond issue, the superintendent explained, and will, therefore, raise taxes.
“The average tax cost is not predicted to be more than $7 per month for the duration of the bond issue,” Supt. Woods said.
“The completion of this shelter will culminate a host of renovations and construction that will thrust Millwood facilities into the future,” she went on.
“The storm shelter will replace the original gym that sits in the center of the campus adjacent to the preschool building.”