L-S School Board approves calling an election for needed school safety, sustainment, and success

Members of the Lynnville-Sully School Board of Education unanimously approved calling an election on the proposition of issuing bonds for the purpose of school building projects: Front, left to right, Gerry Van Dyke, Jer Schnell, Dave Foster; back, Tammy Vos, and Amanda Jones.

Monday, Jan. 6, the Lynnville-Sully School Board of Education held a special meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school library to review a special election needed for school safety and ongoing school campus maintenance and improvements. L-S Board Secretary Karla De Cook presented 106 signatures gathered on a petition to satisfy the requirements needed of the three area counties of Jasper, Poweshiek, and Mahaska for a special election. With all board members present including Tammy Vos, Jer Schnell, Dave Foster, Amanda Jones, and Gerry Van Dyke, a unanimous roll call vote approved a resolution on calling an election on the proposition of issuing bonds for the purpose of constructing school building projects. The next step includes submitting the petition to the counties included in the district. Assuming county approval, a special school election in the L-S District will be Mar. 3. The $4,500,000 bond issue includes numerous repairs, maintenance, and improvements to the 1959 and 1981 school buildings. School safety and additional physical education and co-curricular space is also part of the bond issue.

As a separate entity from the school district, the Lynnville-Sully Community Education Foundation will be taking the lead on educating local citizens on the need of a Yes Vote on Mar. 3. School administration, as well as board members, can share information about the upcoming bond issue vote, and welcome the communities’ feedback and questions.

Up Next: The Hometown Press will feature an article on how approval of a $4,500,000 bond issue will affect locals’ property tax rates.

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