Hartley, Iowa — Today is voting day in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school district. Voters there will go to the polls to decide the fate of a $16.25 million bond for building updates, renovations, and additions.
April Hengeveld, who is the chair of the bond committee says the plan would be to close the current elementary in Hartley and build a new elementary beside the high school in Hartley; build on to the middle school in Sanborn, and renovate the present middle school; and do some upgrades at the High School in Hartley. She says the high school would get a new industrial tech room and a new wrestling room.
If you live in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School District, whether you live in O’Brien or Osceola County — if you live west of Van Buren Avenue, you need to vote in Sanborn, at the Sanborn Community Building. If you live east of Van Buren Avenue, you vote in Hartley, at the Hartley Public Library. Poll hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Since the question is a bond issue, it needs a 60 percent “supermajority” to pass.