Nebo School District seeks public input on bond election
Oct 12, 2017 12:50PM
Nebo School District is in the initial planning process for a Bond Election to be held next year on November 6, 2018. Bonding is the primary method school districts use to construct new schools and meet other facility priorities. Bond money cannot be used for salaries and benefits.
The Nebo School Board's decision on which projects to include will rely on public input and recommendations from parent committees. Go to www.nebo.edu to begin a survey on how bond money should be used.
Based on previous community feedback indicating the desire to move to the middle school model, Nebo School District plans to ask patrons to approve a $298 million dollar bond in November 2018. This tax-rate-neutral (no tax rate increase) bond will be used for:
1. Building three new middle schools for students in the sixth and seventh grade. These middle schools will be located within the boundaries of Salem Hills High, Springville High, and Maple Mountain High. As the new middle schools are completed, Mt. Nebo Junior High and Diamond Fork Junior High will become middle schools;
2. Rebuilding Payson High, Spanish Fork High, and Springville High; and
3. Making improvements to existing buildings and sites. It is estimated that approximately $10 million dollars of bond funds will be focused on upgrades and improvements.
In accordance with state law, the Nebo School Board will finalize all plans prior to the 2018 Bond Election so the voting public will know the specific plans before voting. In the coming months, please continue to look for additional bond information at www.nebo.edu and in meetings held throughout Nebo School District.
Nebo School District sincerely appreciates your input and support of Nebo School District and the opportunity to work together with you in providing an exceptional education for our students.