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For the past three years, the city of Farmington has proposed a bill to reconstruct the schools in the district. On Tuesday, May 5th, voters of Farmington schools approved a 131. 5 million dollar ballot proposal. The bill will install new security, plumbing, electrical, roofing, computers, and community assets. The 20 year bond will be issued in two phases to limit interest and expenses. The bond also proposed a “pay as you go” term which limits liability. The bond is paid for by the increased taxes of  1.20 annual percent.

With the passing of the bond, the physical environment will enhance the process of students’ learning. High school auditoriums will be upgraded to current standards. School fields and courts will be remodeled and classroom tools, such as digital microscopes and music keyboards, will be implemented. The bond also provides Farmington Public School district the funds to 20 new buses, considering that the buses are 12 years or older. All changes are set to be made in increments starting this summer.

Administrators are excited that the bill has been passed and can’t wait to see the changes.

“I’m really excited that the community chose to support this bond,” Mrs. Robinson, assistant principal, said. “It’s going to be great because it’s going to address a lot of the infrastructure needs that we have here at Harrison, including new heating and cooling, classroom furniture,  desks and classroom equipment, and anything else that we now don’t have to take money out of our general fund to support. It’s nice because now that we have this bond money, we won’t have to take money out of our classrooms to fix the building. We also are going to be getting new safety and security measures which will make the school much more safe and you technologies so that our students can learn the more appropriate environment. I think it’s gonna make Harrison even better than it already is.”

Students are also excited to see what the future holds.

“The schools need to redo the bathrooms because the bathrooms are nasty, we need a bigger gym,” Reghan Ewing, 10, said. “I think it’s a good thing, upgrades are always good.”

The bond passing this year opens doors for a greater school experience in all. Students, as well as teachers, will benefit from the upgrades and new gadgets schools will receive.  Not only will kids and teachers have advantages from the bond, so will the people in the neighborhood. The higher the value of the school, the higher the value of the property.

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