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On November 6, the District 70 administration and board will try for a second consecutive year to get voters to approve a bond measure. Authorization to put the measure on the ballot was approved Tuesday, July 10 at their regular meeting.
This year in May voters defeated a $35 million bond measure by a wide margin. The amount of the November bond is still to be determined. The action Tuesday night allowed for notification of the Pueblo County Clerk regarding intent to put the measure on the November ballot. July 27 was the deadline for notification of the County Clerk.
The exact amount of the bond measure and the wording is to be determined according to Ryan Elarton, Director of Business Services. That must occur before September 7. The funding is primarily for safety and security issues as well as academic and athletic projects in all the District 70 schools. There have already been preliminary meetings held in several venues as an initial step in setting priorities.
Pam Smith, board secretary, was designated as the school election official. The District 70 board meets at the former Baxter Learning Center at 301 38th Lane. The public is always welcome.