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Graettinger-Terril to have second bond vote

Two info meetings planned in March

February 20, 2018
Amy H. Peterson - Staff Writer ( , Estherville News

Tuesday, April 3 is the date of a special election for the $9.7 million dollar bond issue for the Graettinger-Terril School District.

The issue was defeated last September by less than three percent. A 60 percent passage is required under Iowa law.

Public meetings on the proposal will be held March 5 at the Terril building and March 19 at the Graettinger building, both at 7 p.m.

The measure's passage would result in the overall school tax levy increasing by a maximum of $2.70 per $1,000 of taxable valuation.

The improvements recommended by a citizens' committee include a new addition and gymnasium in Graettinger.

School officials say the revenue would be used to create new learning environments to accommodate advanced programs and curriculum and provide quality education opportunities.

The bond issue would provide funding for a new addition to the Terril building, which would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices, which would also access the existing gym. Restrooms in the Terril building would also be updated.

At the Graettinger Middle/High School, the major portion of the proposed project calls for a new addition to the south of the existing school building. It would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices, as well as new science classroom and laboratory spaces, as well as a new industrial technology and vocation agriculture classrooms and laboratory spaces.

The finale component of the building project would be the construction of a new competition gymnasium with locker room facilities.

Individuals with questions on this bond issue may contact G-T Superintendent Andy Woiwood at or by calling either the Terril School at 712-852-5111 or the Graettinger School at 712-859-3286.



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