District Asking Voters To Approve $2.3 Million Bond Issue

The Crawford County R-1 School District is asking voters to approve a $2.3 million no tax increase bond issue on Tuesday, June 2, which will provide upgrades at all three campuses.

Bourbon's debt service levy would remain at 93.5 cents per $100 of assessed valuation.

“This bond issue will be particularly important because it will be an opportunity to make improvements across the entire district,” said Superintendent Dr. Kyle Gibbs. 

The elementary will gain a safety entry, restroom renovations and much-needed plumbing updates, while the middle school will receive electrical upgrades, plumbing updates and renovations to the seventh and eighth grade wing.

Gibbs said the high school will benefit from the addition of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), agriculture and shop building.

“This facility will promote new and innovative instructional programs that will prepare our students for a wide range of college and career paths,” Gibbs said. “The addition of this space will also open space in the existing building that can be used for both educational and athletic purposes.” 

Gibbs said the funds also will help address aging HVAC and roofing concerns.

“The money that will be generated with this bond issue will truly address diverse needs for our district and positively impact our students,” Gibbs said.

Bourbon is seeking its first bond issue since 2014.

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