Central High looks to community for $6 million plus bond proposal approval

October 26, 2023

Earlier this month the Central High Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution for a Bond Election to be held Feb. 13, 2024, asking district voters to approve $6,160,000 of new facilities bonds. Superintendent Kevin Dyes shared a long list of items that need addressing. He also noted that there would not be a tax increase should the bond pass. It would remain on the tax rolls for 10 years.

The district is hoping to construct several new classrooms and learning centers. Included in the list is the construction of a new Career and Technology Education (CATE) Center and improvements. Other building improvements include (new) agriculture classroom, meats lab with walk-in cooler, ag mechanics shop, FCCLA (homemaking) classroom and a culinary arts/commercial kitchen, a STEM/Science, Technology, Engineering and Math classroom, and to create two open classrooms at the high school, middle school and elementary school for future grown.

Renovation needs would convert the current ag classroom into a locker and weight room, and also a football concession stand into the ag building.

The Board will host three public information meetings in the school cafeteria to answer questions on the proposal. They are all set for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 and Dec. 18, 2023, and Jan. 22, 2024.