Harris-Lake Park Voters To Decide Fate Of $18.6 Million Bond Issue For New Pre-K Through 5 Addition

Lake Park, Iowa — No fewer than five school districts in our four-county area are looking at construction projects and are asking voters to approve multi-million-dollar bond issues in a little more than a week.

One of those districts is the Harris-Lake Park Community School District, where voters are being asked whether they approve of an $18.6 million bond issue. We talked to district superintendent Gary Richardson, and he tells us what is being proposed there.

He tells us how the $15.6 million bond issue would affect taxpayers.

After studies were done, there were three options, says Richardson. The first of which would have been to repair the immediate issues, which would have cost between seven and eight million dollars, but classroom space issues wouldn’t have been addressed, and it would have been challenging to add on to what’s already there.

You can learn more about the project and how it might affect you and other residents of the Harris-Lake Park School District at a meeting on Monday night, October 30th at 6:30 p.m. at the middle school/high school auditorium.

Other school districts putting bond issues to the voters on Election Day include Sheldon School District, where voters will decide on a $19.16 million bond issue, Rock Valley Community School District where voters will be asked to approve a $25 million bond issue, West Sioux School District, where they’re asking voters to approve a $15.5 million bond issue, and West Lyon, where a $19.8 million bond issue is on the ballot.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7th.