2017-04-19 / News

Peck Schools seeks millage renewal

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Frank Johnson Frank Johnson PECK — Voters in this school district are being asked to renew a bond millage for improvement projects.

The 2.52 mills dates back to 1996, when it was approved by voters for construction of a media center and four classrooms.

Passage of the tax renewal in the May 2 election would allow the district to tackle a long list of projects, from building security to technology for students.

“By extending the current district bond millage the estimated bond proceeds for the projects will be $2,895,000,” said Superintendent Frank Johnson. “The actual amount of the new bonds will be $3,000,000.”

Johnson said, “The district’s current bond millage is 2.52 mills. We are voters to again vote for a 2.52 mill bond. There will be no increase in the current rate. Zero.”

Johnson explained, “The primary purpose of the election is to enhance student safety and security, and to assure that schools, school facilities, equipment and technology are updated and in good repair. The bond proposal will impact all of our students.”

Improvements are planned in five general areas, according to Johnson. The areas are student safety and school security; upgrading technology; replacing windows, doors and other needed items; improving athletic facilities; and purchasing buses.

A complete list of projects is available on the district’s website, www.peckschools.org.

“This proposal is on the ballot to assure that Peck’s instructional program remains up-to-date, that the learning environment is safe and secure, and that our schools and educational facilities remain a source of community pride,” Johnson said.

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