Jefferson City School District to present $85 million school bond
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
On Monday, Jefferson City leaders are set to hear a presentation on a proposed bond increase for all Jefferson City School districts.
The bond issue is called "Kids FIRST" and it will be on the April ballot.
The Jefferson City School District says the "Kids FIRST" proposal is a zero-tax-increase bond and it includes $85 million.
If passed, the district says the bond would be used to make several improvements including building a new early childhood center, upgrading school technology, and renovating or expanding several existing school buildings.
According to documents, the improvements would be conducted in two phases with the first phase beginning in the Spring of 2023.
The new Early Childhood Center would be built on the East side of Jefferson City and be able to serve 300 students instead of 150.
In addition to technology upgrades, the district says renovations include expanding the Nichols Career Campus to add space for building trades for students. The community would also eliminate trailers at both Lewis & Clark and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools to provide more classroom space.
The presentation is scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Monday at City Hall in Jefferson City.
If you miss the meeting Monday there will be a second meeting on Thursday at the Dix Road Education Center at 5:00 p.m.