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School board moves toward bond election


December 13, 2016

The Sweet Home School Board voted 8-0 Monday to apply for a state matching grant of up to $4 million to help repair and upgrade buildings throughout the School District.

If the state approves, Sweet Home voters would have to pass a matching bond to receive the state’s grant dollars.

The board has been discussing since October whether to apply for the grant and pursue a $4 million bond.

The bond could be structured depending on interest rates to maintain the current tax rate for general obligation bonds approved by voters in 2001, according to Business Manager Kevin Strong.

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