The football and soccer field at Southern Boone R-1 high school in Ashland (2021 file photo courtesy of district spokesman Matt Sharp)

Southern Boone R-1 placing $3-million bond issue on April ballot

The football and soccer field at Southern Boone R-1 high school in Ashland (2021 file photo courtesy of district spokesman Matt Sharp)

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 emphasizes that passage of the April bond issue will not increase the district’s property tax levy.

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.

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