Eldorado special school election next week

By Mary O. Esparza, - [email protected]

Eldorado school district residents will have a chance to vote in a special school election on Tuesday, Feb. 9. There will be two propositions on the ballot. One is a $100,000 bond to provide funds for construction and the equipping, repairing, and remodeling of school buildings, as well as purchasing school furniture and improving school sites, and levy and collection of an annual tax. The second proposition is a $50,000 bond to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing transportation equipment.

The Eldorado School District serves a total of 74 students, Pre-K through the 12th grade and also offers an alternative education program to students who qualify. Eldorado also offers career tech and many advanced courses for high school juniors and seniors as well as agricultural education for 8th through 12th graders.

The school employs 11 teachers and a support staff of five. The school is the main source of revenue for Eldorado.

“The proposed bond would help construct a handicap ramp, upgrade the lobby and gym, and buy a new school bus,” said Eldorado Superintendent/Principal Michael Parson. Parsons added that the recent state budget cuts is affecting everyone, “But schools have to continue,” he said.

“The residents of the Eldorado School District have always supported our school and the students,” said Parsons, “so I encourage them to continue that support by voting on Tuesday, Feb. 9.”

By Mary O. Esparza,

[email protected]

Reach Mary O. Esparza 580-482-1221 ext. 2077

Reach Mary O. Esparza 580-482-1221 ext. 2077

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