A potential $27 million bond referendum to pay for upgrades and remodeling at Charles City High School continues to move forward.
During their regular meeting Monday night, the School Board approved wording for a petition to get the measure on the ballot for a special election in March. The petition would require the signatures of at least 25% of the voters present for the last school election, which was the school Board elections in November of 2021. The number of signatures needed is estimated at around 500.
As in previous bond-related votes, Board member Dr. David Schrodt voted no to the petition while questioning the timing of the referendum.
While the $27 million price tag isn’t cheap, Board President Pat Rottinghaus said it will address needed improvements to the high school.
Superintendent Dr. Anne Lundquist says the tax implications of bond passage would cost about $17 a month based on a home valuation of $150,000. She added that the school district is updating those figures as timely as possible on the school website.