School board proposes $35.7 million bond

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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:00 am

The Springfield Platteview Community Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to place the full $35.7 million bond proposal up for a vote on Nov. 12.

Another bond proposal, for $28.6 million, was also on the table, but it would have cut the junior high tornado shelter/multi-purpose room, the junior high locker areas and the junior high fitness/weight room.

The board ultimately decided to go forward with the full package, after five public meetings on the issue.

If passed, this bond will mean an increase in taxes for residents of the district.

The bond would result in a tax of 25.2 cents per $100 of valuation. For the owner of a $150,000 property, the bond would mean $31.50 in additional taxes per month.

The board meeting where the vote took place was held in the high school cafeteria, but only 11 people attended to watch the board’s action.

Information was made available to those who attended with information about the bond projects and costs.

One chart in the packets showed the 2012-13 tax levy rates for districts in the area.

Of the 15 districts shown, only Bellevue Public Schools — whic has no active bonds — had a lower property tax rate than Springfield Platteview.

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