Cassia Schools seek $56.7 million bond to keep up with growth and maintenance

BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) To keep up with the growth and provide functional educational buildings the Cassia School District is hoping voters will approve a $56.7 million school bond in the upcoming election.

"For instance in Burley High School we have 990 students there and in the next two years we'll have 1,100 (to) 1,200 that we're already know (of) that are in our system. We need to respond to that," said Superintendent James Shank. "We have four teachers that don't have classrooms now, so that's one of our biggest projects that we have is to be able to deal with the growth."

Shanks said the bond will support renovating Dworkshak Elementary School.

"We're going to gut the whole thing," Shank said. "I mean, if you take a look at the inside, the boiler for instance is a huge piece that needs to be addressed. All of the heating and ventilation and air condition across the district is being address but there, it's a significant piece."

Shank said they plan to add more classrooms and a gymnasium at Dwroshak.

At Declo Elementary the district plans to add between nine to 12 classrooms depending on current and future potential growth.

Early voting started on Tuesday and goes through March 8. Election day is March 12.

To look at other bond projects the district is planning to do, click on this link here.



 
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