NEW SCHOOL: Upcoming Referendum Vote

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Voters in Johnston will head to the polls to decide on a $51 million bond referendum necessary to pay for a new high school Tuesday.

The current high school would be re-purposed to an 8th and 9th grade building, then that building would be re-purposed to house Wallace Elementary and a preschool program, which in turn would be converted to a district administration building.

The referendum would raise property taxes by $0.99 per $1000 of taxable value. The vote needs 60 percent approval to pass.

If approved, the district is hopeful they could break ground on the new school in the spring of 2013, and students could enjoy their new school by July 2015.