The Columbus school district is in desperate need of some repairs. That's why their asking the voters for $30 million this May. The district wants to build a new two-story building for the 1st through 8th graders, renovate the high school and football stadium, as well as add storm shelters. Even though they haven't had a bond issue on the ballot in over 30 years, Superintendent David Carriger tells News Talk KZRG, they're still being met with some opposition.
"We know that we have a group that is against the project, and a lot of it is the tax issue. Some feel like it's too big of a project, but the board went through the process with a citizens committee and they really encouraged the board to do both phases."
Carriger says it's also critical the bond issue passes in May because the government is cutting funding for bonds passed after July 1st that would allow them to buy new desks, file cabinets, and smart boards. If passed, the two and a half years worth of construction would begin in the fall.