District to begin formulating bond question

Members of the Carson City School Board will take the first step Tuesday to prepare for the Nov. 7 election on a bond issue.

Bond counsel Jennifer Stern will provide a worksheet to lead the board through the components of formulating a bond question.

"It's very important," said Board President Jean Kvam. "That question explains to the voters what we're going to ask for and why."

The district will ask the voters for an $18 million bond to make general repairs and improvements throughout the district.

The bond will be tax neutral and will not affect the tax rate.

Stern will present a model for the board to follow and a special committee, made up of district officials with Kvam and Board Member Bob Crowell, will formulate a first draft.

"We'll take a good look at the language and we'll fine tune it and bring it back," Kvam said.

Kvam said her background at the attorney general's office and Crowell's background as an attorney will help the committee.

"It's very important to get the information out to the voter correctly," she said. "More heads are better."

The draft should be completed by the June 13 school board meeting. The final approval is scheduled for June 27.

Also on the agenda for the school board meeting:

-- Celebration of retiring employees.

-- Approval of Sam Santillo as vice principal of Carson Middle School.

-- Yearly summary of elementary at-risk counselor activities.


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