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With some changes; Rapid City School Board approves bond election proposal

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City School Board on Monday night voted 6-1 to approve the newest proposal for a bond election.

Superintendent Lori Simon says they will now focus on informing the public of what this bond election will mean to the district.

The new proposal has decreased the district’s original $250 million dollar plan to nearly $190 million. The new facilities’ plan makes changes to maintenance costs and building plans.

The new proposal still lists Canyon Lake, Robbinsdale, Wilson and Horace Mann on the long term school closure list and three new elementary schools are slated to be built at a cost of $29.7 million.

Renovations are still planned at Pinedale, Meadowbrook, Knollwood and Black Hawk; but at a lower cost. And, while West Middle School will no longer be rebuilt, South Middle School will still be replaced.

The board also approved a lower price tag on the property tax. Homeowners would no longer have to pay the one dollar property tax for every $1,000 value on a home. The new plan has decreased that to .85 cents.

The bond election could take place on February 25th 2020.

 

 

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