Growing Southern Boone school district puts bond issue to voters

You can tell by the local housing market: Ashland is growing like crazy.

The Southern Boone school district has a $7.7 million bond issue on the ballot Tuesday, in part to keep up with the population spike. The bond issue on Apr. 6 continues the current tax burden for Southern Boone residents. It does not raise taxes.

“Our growth is pretty explosive and it’s not projected to slow down any time soon,” Supt. Chris Felmlee says. “We’ve got a handful of subdivisions coming in, and most of those houses are sold before they’re even breaking dirt.”

Felmlee says the district would put a lot of the money toward a new addition at the middle school. The 28,000 sq. ft. project would put all middle school students under one roof. They are currently in two separate buildings, which Felmlee says is a security concern.

There was an informational meeting scheduled for Apr. 1 at 6 p.m. at the middle school gym.

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