SCHOOL VOTE: Johnston Bond Referendum

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Johnston voters are heading to the polls Tuesday to decide if they want to sign off on a plan to build a new high school.

The new high school would hold 10th through 12th graders. The old high school would then serve as the new middle school for 8th and 9th graders.

Eventually the district would use the old middle school for another elementary school.

If approved, the new school would be up and running in time for the 2015 school year.

The bond referendum would cost $51 million and needs 60-percent approval to pass.The money would be used to build a new high school and make improvements to other district buildings. It would raise property taxes by 99-cents per $1,000 of taxable value.

Polls are open until 8:00 p.m.