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School Board Details $20 Million Bond, Budget Parameters

Jan 14, 2020
Hickman High School
Meiying Wu / KBIA

At its Monday meeting, the Columbia School Board outlined its vision for the $20 million bond that will go before voters April 7. The bond does not come with a tax increase.

In a presentation, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Peter Stiepleman explained that Missouri does not fund major construction projects or technology, which is why local funding is required for such projects.

The bond plan, scheduled to be issued in June 2020 if passed by voters, is broken down in six parts:

Hallsville School District is expecting voters’ support as it puts the school bond issue on a ballot for the third time. The April 2 ballot issue would increase the school tax levy by about 5 cents to finance a $2 million bond, down from the $4.3 million the district asked for  last April and August.