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.