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2014 Bond Referendum: Invest Today. Impact Tomorrow.
What is a Bond?
A bond referendum is used for building costs and maintenance projects. Funds pay for expenses such as maintenance repairs, building additions and technology upgrades. This is not to be confused with a levy referendum, in which funds are used for expenses such as supplies, utilities and salaries. The November 4 election is a bond referendum.
On the November 4 Ballot
On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose residents will go to the polls to vote on a bond referendum for BHM Schools. The funding from the bond (approximately $33 million) will be spent over a period of five years and will go to towards:
Safety and Security
Improve entrances at Discovery, Hanover and Tatanka Elementary Schools; security cameras district-wide; and intercom system upgrades at Northwinds Elementary and the high school.
Updates include district-wide infrastructure improvements, and hardware and software upgrades.
This includes projects such as roof replacements (seven out of nine buildings); HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) upgrades; parking lot and sidewalk repairs and replacements; floor, window and door upgrades; outdoor equipment replacement; mechanical system upgrades; and HVAC and water filtration replacement at the middle school pool.
More classroom space would be added at Tatanka Elementary and the high school.
Updates include improvements to the middle school ball fields, and field additions and improvements at the high school.