Orange City, Iowa — Students attending MOC/Floyd Valley Community Schools in the future will have a new, unified elementary school between Orange City and Alton.
The $37 million bond issue passed Tuesday unofficially by a margin of 63.46% yes to 36.54% no. Being a bond issue, the measure needed at least 60 percent to pass.
Original story published on Mar 3, 2020 at 15:23:
Orange City, Iowa — MOC/Floyd Valley voters are going to the polls today.
The question at hand is about a possible new TK-5 elementary school and additions/renovations to the high school, at a total cost not to exceed $37 million. If approved, the 20-year bond would have a net property tax impact of $11.30 per month on a $100,000 home.
The new school would be built between Orange City and Alton. MOC/Floyd Valley Superintendent Russ Adams says their current Orange City Elementary is old but has been well-taken-care-of. He says the main issue is actually space.
If the bond referendum passes, Adams tells us the architects and engineers will begin to work on developing the actual site and building designs. He says their goal is to be engaged in actual site work by the spring of 2021 and to move into the new elementary and upgraded middle school and high school by the start of the 2023 school year.
To learn more about MOC-FV’s facility needs and the bond referendum, you can visit the MOC-FV School’s website at www.mocfv.org.