Little Axe bond issue up to voters

BY JENNIFER GRISWOLD Published: March 25, 2009
LITTLE AXE — School officials are seeking approval of a $1.325 million school bond issue to fix aging buildings and address safety concerns.

Little Axe voters will decide whether to approve the bond issue during an April 7 special election. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The bond money will be used to build a day care center, relocate the elementary school’s playground, put a new roof on the high school and expand the field house.

District financial officials are still estimating the bond issue’s impact on residents’ property taxes. It is expected to raise them about $2 per month on a $100,000 home, according to district officials.

The building projects, which account for nearly $1 million, will allow the district to get rid of the old portable buildings it’s using for the day care and field house, said Superintendent Barry Damrill.

The rural district offers the day care as a service to teachers and the community, said Damrill. Many of the district’s teachers commute from other cities to teach in the district, and they need a place to leave their children during school.