By Jeff Shultz
Two bond proposals will be on an April 2nd ballot for patrons of Whitebead Schools.
The first bond issue is for $60,000 to replace outdated climate control units with more energy efficient units.
The second bond will be a $240,000 transportation bond to replace three school buses, two of which are 20-years old.
“Some of our heating and air conditioning units are 30-plus years old,” said Steven Vines, a Whitebead teacher and organizer for the bond election.
According to Vines if the bonds are passed the property tax burden would be minimal.
“It would add 70 cents to every $100 in property taxes,” he said.
The last time Whitebead passed a general bond election was in 2005. Funds from those bonds helped the district purchase new buses.