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Education

Bettendorf School Bond Issue

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In two months, residents of the Bettendorf School District will be asked to help pay for a long list of projects. This week, the school board approved asking permission to borrow 30 million dollars.

Director of Finance, Dallon Christensen, says the list of projects includes a lot of deferred maintenance, plus improvements to its physical education and athletic facilities.

"Number one, make our buildings even more secure than they are now. And to increase the ability of our district to develop our students to be future-ready in both career and technical education, as well as in our science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines - our STEM disciplines."

Christensen says if the bond issue is approved then these projects could be finished in about 6 years, but if not, it would take 10 to 12 years.

The bond issue will be on the ballot December 11th, and will need at least a 60 per cent "yes" vote to be approved.