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RFSD schedules bond info meetings

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The Roaring Fork School District is holding a series of community meetings starting next week to inform the public about its November bond election.

The district is seeking a property tax increase in order to finance a broad array of projects at its school sites, ancillary facilities and to buy or build staff housing in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. The ballot measure seeks a total of $122 million from taxpayers and would cost property owners an additional $4.67 per month for $100,000 of home value, or $23 per month on a $500,000 home.

Among the projects are a $29 million overhaul of Glenwood Springs Elementary School, for which the district won a $9 million state grant; a new bus storage and maintenance facility in El Jebel that will replace existing facilities in Basalt and Carbondale; renovations of all the middle schools in all three communities; and affordable housing for district staff members in all three communities.

Here is the schedule of meetings:

• Sept. 28, Glenwood Springs Elementary School gym, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Sept. 29, Carbondale, Bridges High School, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Oct. 1, Basalt Public Library, 5-6:30 p.m.

• Oct. 21, Glenwood Springs Middle School, 6:30-8 p.m.

• Oct. 22, Carbondale Middle School, 6:30-8 p.m.

• Oct. 26, Basalt Middle School, 6-7:30 p.m.

In a letter to district families, Superintendent Diana Sirko explained that “these meetings will provide information and an opportunity to share ideas, concerns, and get your questions answered regarding the bond election.”

For more information on the meetings or details of the proposed $122 million bond, visit the district website at rfsd.org.


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