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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

St. John board approves bond issue for roof work


May 30, 2019

Maintenance projects, such as a new roof and repaving the parking lot, commence at the St. John school this summer, following the approval of a $480,000 bond.

St. John School District board of directors at a special meeting last Thursday approved a funding measure to replace roofing at the school, using a special non-voted bond.

In 2018, St. John voters approved a two-year capital levy for the school with $250,000 to be collected in 2019 and again 2020.

Because contractors will need to be paid sooner than 2020, the board approved a $480,000 bond that will be paid off as the levy money is collected, according to Dana Crider, district business manager.

SJE Superintendent Suzanne Schmick said levy proceeds will be used to pay costs for projects to...

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