COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The Columbia Public Schools Long-Range Facilities Committee discussed a possible $20 million bond issue at its meeting on Wednesday.
The money, if approved by the school board and voters, will go toward continued growth, athletic facility improvements, building maintenance, accessibility, building renovations and safety and security needs, said CPS spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark.
Baumstark said $7.5 million of the bond money will go toward continued growth, $6 million toward renovations at Jefferson Middle School, $3.3 million toward high school athletic field projects, $2 million toward facility maintenance, $1 million toward safety and security and $200,000 toward bond fees.
Over the next eight years, CPS is also considering asking for additional bond requests, including $60 million in 2022, $30 million in 2026 and $75 million in 2028. If approved, that money would also go toward continued growth of the school district.
The committee is preparing the $20 million issue request for the school board.