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THANK YOU! Voters passed the bond issue with 75% approval. We will keep you updated on the progress.
 
 
On Tuesday, April 5, Reeds Spring Schools will ask voters to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue that will allow the district to build a new career center, renovate the Primary School and Early Education Center, and build a park that can be used by anyone in the community. 

Shall Reeds Spring R-IV School District issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $40,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, repairing, renovating, furnishing and equipping school facilities, including renovating and improving the Primary School and Early Education Center, constructing a new Career Center, extracurricular facilities and a playground area, upgrading playgrounds at the Primary School, Elementary School and Intermediate School, and purchasing school buses? 

If this question is approved, the District’s debt service property tax levy is estimated to remain unchanged at $0.7758 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

new technical center
 
A new career and technical center will be built next to Reeds Spring High, near the North Parking Lot. This will provide our students with larger classrooms and lab spaces, and will allow them opportunities to train on state-of-the-art equipment. The new location and addition of new programs will allow us to serve more students.
 
Gibson Technical Center serves students from Blue Eye, Bradleyville, Branson, Chadwick, Forsyth, Galena, Hollister, Hurley, Reeds Spring, Spokane, and beginning next school year, Crane High School will be added to our consortium of schools.
Primary School Renovation
The current Primary School is nearly 50 years old and requires quite a bit of maintenance. Also, we are currently limited in how many early childhood students we can accept due to the lack of space. By renovating the building, we can add classrooms to serve more students. Our goal is to service 80% of children that will one day attend Reeds Spring Primary School as kindergartners.
 
Alumni Park
 
The proposed Alumni Park would be built behind the Middle School. It would include tennis courts, a pickleball court, an ADA-accessible playground, a pavilion, and a grass field for youth sports.
The remaining money would be used to purchase buses, upgrade technology, security, and playgrounds. 

Bond issues are financing tools used by school districts to pay for capital projects, such as new buildings, renovations, or land purchases. The district obtains bids and sells bonds to the purchaser who offers the lowest interest rate. The district uses the funds to complete the capital projects and pays back the debt over time.

Reeds Spring taxpayers pay one of the lowest debt-service rates in the area. This bond issue will not change the amount you pay.
 
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To register for the April 5 election, please visit the website of the Stone County Clerk.