The Papillion La Vista School District says it is suffering from growing pains. So, voters within the district are being asked to support a $59.6 million bond.
The district says it is running out of room in some buildings. That’s one problem. Another situation the district is facing is a need to upgrade some of its facilities.
Public Forums to discuss School Bond:
October 9: 6:30pm at G. Stanley Hall Elementary and 7pm at Carriage Hill Elementary
October 11: 6:30pm at Hickory Hill Elementary, Bell Elementary, and Golden Hills Elementary.
October 23: 7pm at La Vista Junior High
October 25: 7pm at Papillion Junior High
One example Channel 6 News was shown on Monday was a classroom that does not have a door at Papillion La Vista Junior High School. Although the design was popular in the 1970s, which is now considered outdated and unsafe.
Principal Tom Furby also pointed out that the front entrance of the school is not visible from the office. Renovations would change that. Principal Furby said, “People will come into the building through the first doors and turn and go directly into our front office.”
The bond would pay for renovations at both junior high schools and four elementary schools. A brand new junior high building would also be built along with an elementary school. The district would also use the bond money to add fiber optic cabling between all district buildings.
As for the cost to taxpayers, it would come out to about 4.2 cents per $100 of assessed value or about $42 a year for a $100,000 house.
The issue will be on the November 6th ballot. The school district has scheduled several public meetings to help answer questions about the bond issue.