Voters approved $90M in bonds, now Durango schools prepare for improvements

Before the school year is out, repairs that do not disrupt classes should began in Durango schools.

The work will be the visible fruits of a successful appeal to voters for issuance of $90 million in bonds to improve school security, to fix old buildings and to build two new ones.

Ballot Issue 4A seeking the bonds was overwhelmingly approved in the Nov. 3 general election with 18,120, or 71.8%, of voters backing the measure and 7,129, or 28.2%, of voters opposed, according to the latest unofficial results posted on the website of the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.

“Seventy-two percent of the vote is definitely a mandate, and everyone at 9-R is appreciative of the voters support,” said 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger.

Bonds will go to market for sale to investors toward the end of January, and that is expected to bring in $90 million to upgrade

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