Voters in the Luther Public School district will vote, for the second time in a year, on a bond package for building projects at the school district on September 10, 2019. Voters rejected a proposal last January. While the yes votes won at the last election, there was not enough for a required super majority for the measure to increase property taxes to make the asked for improvements. This time around, the ask is adjusted somewhat but includes improvements for all three schools: elementary, middle school and high school with safe rooms, a library and a new gym.
Before the election, two more public meetings are scheduled. Sponsored by the school district, the bond advisor, architect, contractor and administrators will talk about the projects and field questions. The next meeting is Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 7 pm in the high school commons. The next meeting will be September 5, just days before the election.
Project costs are at about $25 million, and officials pledge the increased property tax burden will be less than ten percent to pay for the bond funding over the next ten years.