Officials in Ashland’s Southern Boone R-1 school district say a $3-million bond issue on the April ballot will provide funding to repair and improve aging outdoor facilities at the high school.
The district says there are safety issues with the football and soccer field, caused by wet weather and usage in September and October. The bond issue would fund new artificial turf. It would also resurface the track, which is more than 20 years old.
The district says that due to the track’s condition, Southern Boone’s high school and middle school cannot host track meets, conferences or districts.
Passage requires a simple majority of voters.