R-7 Board approves placing $11M bond issue on April ballot for high school expansion, turf practice field
Tax increase won’t be necessary
Webb City R-7 Board of Education members voted unanimously Tuesday to request that voters approve their plan to borrow $11 million to primarily expand the high school and build a turf practice field.
If approved, the bond issue, which will be on the April 5 ballot, won’t raise the debt service levy, but it will extend the number of years that it will have to be collected in order to pay off the existing loans and the new loan.
The high school addition would mainly include new science labs, a fully-equipped culinary department, a virtual learning lab and additional classrooms to accommodate a greater number of students.
Cardinal Theatre would also be renovated.
The all-weather practice field would basically put turf over the old soccer field behind the high school. Uses would include physical education for high school and middle school students, band practice, athletics practice and junior high sports.
April 5, 2022