School board rewords Washington State bond proposal

School board rewords Washington State bond proposal

The Ellensburg School Board in Washington State approved the wording of a bond resolution for improvements to Morgan Middle School after months of debate.

Ellensburg School District voters will have the opportunity to decide on Feb. 10 whether to approve or reject a $31,677,544 bond that would be levied through property taxes, the Daily Record reported. The length of the bond would be 20 years.

The money would fund a board-approved plan to renovate the oldest sections of Morgan Middle School, demolish the newer wings and build new additions, according to the Daily Record.

The resolution, if approved, will renovate the 1929 portion and the 1935 addition of the school, which includes the auditorium and gymnasium. The renovation will follow the removal of the 1960s and 1990s portions of the building.           

The total costs are estimated to be $44.1 million, with $13.3 million coming from state assistance. The estimated completion date would be spring 2018 if the bond is approved.

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