The Boonville R-1 Board of Education tabled discussion on a $7.5 million general obligation measure to provide money to complete several projects around the district. This potential issue could be brought up at the April 3 election.
“Shall the Board of Education of the Boonville R- School District, Missouri, without an estimated increase in the current debt service property tax levy, borrow money in the amount of $7.5 million for the purpose of providing funds to construct, equip and furnish an addition as well as renovate the existing facility of the Boonslick Technical Education Center, to complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements and lighting upgrades, to replace lockers and pave parking lots throughout the District; to the extent funds are available, complete other remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities of the District; and issue bonds for the payment thereof? If this proposition is approved, the adjusted debt service levy of the School District is estimated to remain unchanged at $1.0699 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation of real and personal property,” according to the district’s official potential ballot language.
This topic will come up at the next board of education meeting. If approved by the board, the affected county areas will have the opportunity to vote on the issue.
In recent years, the Boonslick Technical Institute has seen an increase in class offerings. This progress has sent the pendulum in the up-swing, especially in the last several years. Most recently, the school is now offering online classes.
In further news, the board heard updates from each district building, which just completed the mid-point of the quarter. All building administrators posed no problems and gave positive reports. The high school reported an average 96.25 percent attendance.