In September 2019, voters in the Storm Lake Community School District approved a bond issue to move forward with the first of a three-phase plan to address our district’s space and facility needs.
Phase I focused on our new Early Elementary School, which is now open and includes kindergarten classrooms, a media center, art and music rooms, a kitchen, a gymnasium, a commons area, and offices. The first phase also included our new Middle School Auxiliary Gym and three additional middle school classrooms.
We are thrilled with how Phase I went and remain incredibly grateful to our community for the support. As we anticipated, we continue to deal with a space crunch in our other buildings.
The Board of Education has approved a bond issue question that will appear on the ballot Tuesday, September 13, 2022. If the measure receives at least 60% voter support, the district would be able to add about 31,141 square feet of additional space to the new Early Elementary School.
An approved bond would NOT include a property tax rate increase, as the school district portion of the local tax levy would remain the same. The total amount of the bond would be $9.95 million.
We invite you to learn more about the district’s needs, Phase II of our facilities planning, and the question on the ballot September 13, 2022.