A simple “Yes” or “No” vote on a $29.9 million bond will be up to voters on Nov. 9 as a multi-year project will go to the public for a decision. Information on the bond, which was approved to go to a vote after a decision by the Broken Bow School Board in September, has been available for over a month allowing voters a chance to learn as much as possible.
Public tours have been held at the school to show some of the issues the school would like to fix if the bond were to pass. Meetings hav also been held at the Broken Bow Middle School Auditorium and at the Cobblestone Hotel to allow the public to ask questions to BBPS board members and those in charge of the project.
The proposed $29.9 million bond includes demolition of the 1938 middle school, new construction, and renovations for the middle and high school. (Click here for the October 1 story.) Specific areas for Agriculture, Auto, Metals, Woods, Athletics, and Performing Arts will be created as well as additional classroom space. Many areas will be renovated and upgraded for functionality and safety including science labs, main entrance, lobby/commons area, and gymnasium.
The special election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 9 with the Broken Bow Municipal Building (314 S 10th Ave) serving as the polling place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
KCNI/KBBN provided a live stream of the October 27 public meeting and can be rewatched at any time on Facebook or YouTube. (The YouTube video is embedded below)
For further information on the project, visit BuildBowTogether.com