On November 6th, in the general election, The Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School District will ask voters for a $15.5 million facilities improvement bond.
The Litchfield Independent Review says the additional property tax would support improvements to the elementary building in Atwater and to the junior-senior high building in Grove City.
If approved, the levy would remain in effect for 20 years, until 2029.
The tax impact on a property valued at $100,000 would be approximately $60 per year, or $5 per month, based on a 4 percent interest rate.
The referendum follows a facility study last spring, when an evaluation of the school buildings determined a need for roof replacement, new sprinkler systems and masonry work, among other projects.
Building maintenance, Superintendent Nels Onstad said, is becoming difficult to keep up with due to dated mechanical systems and aging infrastructure.