Van Buren schools considering $29 million bond issue

The Van Buren school board will vote Monday on a bond issue proposal of more than $29 million.
The bond issue would be the largest in the district’s history and would appear on the may ballot if approved at the board’s meeting in the community room at 7 p.m.
Money from the issue would go toward the construction of new classrooms and a new gym for the High School and Middle School building, said Superintendent Tim Meyers. The money would also go toward improvements to heating and air conditioning improvements in the district’s two schools.
“We’re starting to have a lot of physical problems with areas of the buildings,” Myers said.
The portion of the high school and middle school the district is seeking to tear down, was built in 1918, making it almost 96 years old.

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