CHILLICOTHE – Voters in the Chillicothe Independent School District will go to the polls on May 4 to decide on a $7.5 bond issue to build a new cafeteria at the elementary school, renovate the existing cafeteria into additional classroom space and construct a new ag science classroom at the high school.
The election is for the bond issue to construct a new cafeteria at the elementary school and convert the present cafeteria into additional classroom space, with an estimated cost of $4.9 to $5 million. It also includes the construction of a new vocational ag facility at the high school, which has an estimated cost of $2 to $2.5 million.
The new facilities will each have considerably more square-feet of space compared to just 2,000 square-feet for present facilities including 5,600 square-feet for the new cafeteria and 6,000 square-feet for the new vocational ag building. The bond issue also includes related projects such as a bus ramp, parking area and a connection corridor at the new elementary school cafeteria along with a new parking area for the vocational ag facility. The current vocational ag building at the high school will be demolished after the new one is completed.
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