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Board approves bond petition for $41 million

Posted January 22, 2013 in Community Blogs, Johnston

At the January 14 Board of Education meeting, Johnston members approved a bond petition that, if signed by at least 525 eligible electors, will authorize a special election bond referendum on June 25, 2013. The petition with collected signatures will be presented to the Board at the January 28 meeting.

An “eligible elector” is a person who is qualified to vote but is not required to be registered. The district will verify signatures at the end of the collection period. A signature on the petition is not a vote for or against the bond measure, only that the school board should submit this bond referendum to district voters. The petitions must be signed in person and are available at each school within the district, the district office, the Johnston Public Library, and Johnston City Hall.

The petition will authorize the board to call for a public vote on June 25, 2013 on whether to issue up to $41 million in general obligation bonds to provide funds to construct, build, furnish, and equip a new high school building and improve the site.

Watch the district website for more information on each of these projects and next steps with the bond referendum. Questions can be directed to the district office at 515-278-0470.

View the petition

Sign the petition at these places:
Johnston City Hall – 6221 Merle Hay Road
Johnston Public Library – 6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston High School – 6501 NW 62nd Ave
Johnston Middle School – 6207 NW 62nd Ave
Summit Middle School – 9500 Windsor Parkway
Beaver Creek Elementary – 8701 Lyndhurst Dr.
Horizon Elementary – 5905 NW 100th
Lawson Elementary – 5450 NW 62nd Ave
Timber Ridge Elementary – 7370 NW 54th Ave
Wallace Elementary – 6510 NW 62nd Ave
Johnston Community School District Administrative Resource Center – 5608 Merle Hay Road

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