Decision time for two area school districts

Decision time for two area school districts

By week's end, taxpayers in two counties with creaky high schools will know what they'll be asked to vote on come Nov. 4.

6 P.M. TODAY

Who: Champaign school board

Where: Mellon Administrative Center, 703 South New St.

When it last met two weeks ago, the board read a draft of a resolution that included a $150 million price tag — $98 million to rebuild Central High on 80 acres of farmland at Interstate Drive and $52 million to renovate Centennial High. Tonight, district officials say, they'll present a breakdown of the costs for construction and approve final wording of the ballot question they'll ask voters.

7 P.M. THURSDAY

Who: Monticello school board

Where: High school media center, 2 Sage Drive

The board hasn't decided what, if anything, it will ask for in November. But Thursday's agenda includes just two "action items" to be voted on. The biggie: Will you cover the costs of a new Monticello High ($34,130,638) and the conversion of the current building to a districtwide elementary ($4,153,974)? Item No. 2 — a 1 percent school facilities sales tax — would be for all Piatt County residents.

 

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