1/28/14 – 5:27 A.M.

Residents in the Van Buren school district will be asked to approve a bond measure to pay for improvements to the district’s facilities this spring. The Courier reports the school board approved putting the $29.3 million measure on the May ballot at their Monday meeting. The project is not eligible for state funding because its property valuation is too high, considering its enrollment.

If approved the 37-year, 6.9 mill package would pay for the demolition of the 1918 section of the middle and high school building, the construction of new classrooms and a new gym, and for upgrades to the heating and cooling systems at the district’s two buildings.

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1/27/14 – 5:19 A.M.

Van Buren school board members will vote tonight on whether-or-not to put a $29 million bond issue on the ballot this spring. The Courier reports if passed tonight, voters will be asked to approve a measure that would help pay for the demolition of the older part of the high school and middle school building, build new classrooms and a new gym, and would also improve the heating and cooling systems for the district’s two buildings.

The district last asked for new money in 2000 to renovate the elementary school.

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