Springfield Platteview Community Schools will host a school bond information night from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday night. They're hoping voters support a pared-down version of a larger bond issue they rejected last year.
The meeting will take place at Platteview High School's cafeteria. Platteview High School, Platteview Central Junior High School, Springfield Elementary School and Westmont Elementary School also will have an open house from 7 to 8 p.m. that same night.
“Safety and security are issues we face with buildings that are at least 40 years old and have not been updated," says Springfield Platteview Superintendent Brett Richards.
The new bond is $25.3 million - $10.4 million less than the $35.7 million school bond voters shot down last November.
If passed, homeowners and property owners would pay an additional 16.5 cents per $100,000 of assessed value – an increase of $13.75 per month. The previous bond called for a 24.5-cent tax increase.