Poland School Board approves 3-school construction plan for November ballot
Poland Local Schools will have voters decide on major construction on three new school buildings come November.
The board approved the plan at a meeting Wednesday night.
If voters approve the bond issue, a K-5 building would be constructed where North Elementary currently sits, empty.
A building for 6th through 8th graders would be built where it currently sits, and a brand new high school would replace the current building at the same location.
"That was our most efficient option, was to do a K-12 campus," said Superintendent Craig Hockenberry. "Unfortunately, two of our buildings have almost 200 year deed restrictions on them, which means these buildings need to be used as educational sites."
The total cost of the project would be $105 million.
Hockenberry says this means the owner of a $212,000 home would pay an additional $839 a year.