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Education

Bettendorf School Bond Issue Vote

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Next week, residents of the Bettendorf School District will decide whether it can borrow 30 million dollars. The money would be used for a long list of projects.

Director of Finance Dallon Christensen says the money would pay for a lot of deferred maintenance, plus upgrading security, improving facilities for academic and technical education, and enhanced facilities for physical education and sports.

"We're always looking at ways to insure we can continue to keep our facilities upgraded on a regular basis. And this general obligation bond is a way for the district to be able to secure the funds in a more accelerated manner."

With the bond issue, he thinks these projects could be finished in 6 years, but without it the work would take 10 to 12 years.

To win, the bond issue needs at least a 60 per cent majority on Tuesday.