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Special school election taking place in Fairfield, Iowa

Polls are open until 8 pm Tuesday
Polls are open until 8 pm Tuesday(source: Fairfield Community School District)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 10:39 AM CDT
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FAIRFIELD, Iowa (KYOU) - Voting is taking place in the Fairfield Community School District. The district is asking for approval of a bond referendum to build a new 4th-8th Grade facility.

According to the district, this bond will be used to not only fund a new facility to host 4th-8th graders, as well as updates at the existing middle school site and HVAC renovations at the High School.

The school will be aligned so that 4th and 5th graders occupy one ‘neighborhood’, and 6th-8th graders occupy another.

This will allow students to be placed in developmentally appropriate grade groupings.

All classrooms will be designed to support 21st-century educational practices.

The facility will also include a new competition gym, commons area, and media center, among other spaces.

So what is the impact on voters? The district says for the proposed $34 million go bond, the estimated cost per home (for $100,000 assessed value) would be $6.49 per month.

If passed, the construction would start in the summer of 2022.

Polls are open until 8 pm.

Here’s a link to where eligible voters can go and vote.

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