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