Princeville Residents Voting on Money for Schools

Princeville Residents Voting on Money for Schools

$8.2 million in building bonds is on the ballot in Princeville. The money will go toward construction projects the school needs to complete.

PRINCEVILLE – Princeville residents will be voting on whether or not its schools receive $8.2 million dollars for construction projects.

Princeville schools Superintendent Shannon Duling said a number of upgrades are needed to be in line with state requirements. On top of that, the district is simply running out of space for its students.

Duling said the elementary school art room and library are sharing a space with the cafeteria, and a new gymnasium and junior high addition is needed. Some of the high school’s science labs date back to the 1960’s.

If the tax is approved, residents will pay an extra 60 cents for every $100 of assessed valuation.

Duling said the district needs a revenue source it can count on. "When you look at what our plan is, it's moving the district forward. It's preparing for the future. It's preparing for 21st century learning; it's giving us the opportunity for growth."

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