Voters offer approval to Reek school referendum
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Reek School referendum
LINN TOWNSHIP Voters in Linn Joint 6 School District agreed Tuesday to allow the district to issue up to $2.8 million in general obligation bonds for repairs and improvement projects to Reek Elementary School.
Joe Zirngibl, district superintendent, said a meeting will occur next week to start the project moving.
"The next step will likely be getting the architect involved again," Zirngibl said.
Projects under the bond referendum include replacing the roof and windows; improving the heating, electrical and plumbing systems; upgrading technology systems; improving site drainage; and creating a safer area for student drop-offs and pick-ups.
With passage of the referendum, the district tax rate would be $2.09 per $1,000 of assessed value, or $209 for a house worth $100,000 in assessed value.
The current district property tax rate is $1.81 per $1,000 of assessed value.
Voters rejected a $3.9 million referendum for repairs to Reek Elementary School in April 2011 and October 2011.
"We scaled it back and I think did a much better job of getting more information on the project out to the public," Zirngibl said. "I think this time around there was more word-of-mouth among the parents and the community."
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