Natrona County voters decide fate of $33 million school bond issue today

2014-05-06T08:00:00Z Natrona County voters decide fate of $33 million school bond issue todayBy LEAH TODD Casper Star-Tribune The Billings Gazette
May 06, 2014 8:00 am  • 

CASPER, Wyo. — A $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements the state does not fund is up for a vote in Natrona County starting at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Polls will close at 7 p.m.

Several polling locations have changed since last year, according to Renea Vitto, Natrona County clerk. All the changes will remain in effect for the entire election year, Vitto said.

The $33 million bond will pay for tighter security at local schools, high-end equipment for students, a new planetarium and remodeled swimming pools at Natrona County, Kelly Walsh and Midwest schools. It will be in addition to the $280 million already allocated for construction and renovation at Natrona County, Kelly Walsh and Roosevelt high schools in Casper.

Should it pass, the bond issue will increase Natrona County property taxes by about $22 annually for every $100,000 of a home's assessed valuation during the next 12 years, according to district estimates.

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