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The exterior of south Columbia's John Warner Middle School, which is CPS' 7th middle school (2021 file photo courtesy of CPS' Michelle Baumstark)

$80-million bond issue from CPS heads to April ballot

The exterior of the John Warner Middle School, which is CPS’ 7th middle school in Columbia. (2021 photo courtesy of CPS’ Michelle Baumstark)

Columbia school district patrons will be casting ballots in April on an $80-million bond issue.

Columbia’s school board voted Monday night to place the issue on the April ballot. The proposed bond issue would fund a new elementary school on the Warner campus in south Columbia, career center improvements and numerous other projects. It would also be used to repair and replace windows, roofs and heating and air conditioning units.

Passage requires a simple majority. The election day is April 5.

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