In addition to voting on school board and city council members, voters in the June 2 election will decide on a $20 million bond issue requested by the Columbia Public School District.
If approved, money from the bond issue will go primarily toward building additions and renovations for a middle school. Taxes are not expected to increase with the bond, remaining at $0.9719 per $100 in assessed valuation, according to the ballot language. If the bond is not approved, taxes will remain the same.
By law, bonds can only provide funds for new construction, renovation, technology and equipment purchases. A 57% majority is needed to pass the bond, which was scheduled to be issued in June, if approved.
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