Voters to Decide on S-E-M School Bond Issue


SUMNER, Neb. (AP) — Voters in a small central Nebraska school district will decide in November whether to support a $4.35 million bond issue.

The Sumner-Eddyville-Miller School District proposed the bond issue to pay for improvements at a school built in 1928.

Interim Superintendent Cynthia Wendell says it will be hard for the district to upgrade the building without a bond issue.

The project would ensure that the school meets building codes while adding classrooms, locker rooms and restrooms. The project would also consolidate offices and upgrade technology throughout the building.

About 200 students attend the district that serves parts of Buffalo, Dawson and Custer counties.

The cost of the bond issue hasn't yet been set because the district hasn't decided how many years to spread the repayment over.

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