Tuesday evening, Becker Schools held an open house about the upcoming referendum election. This election is coming up in November after failing, by 11 votes, to pass last year.
This year, there will be two questions on the ballot for the election rather than one. The first question will address maintenance items needed around the schools.
According to the referendum website, this question, if passed, “would improve safety and infrastructure, improve spaces for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and other educational spaces, provide more space for our students across all grade levels — including Early Childhood and School Readiness programming, and address other District-related needs including building a new transportation facility.”
Question two would tackle the aspects that the board deemed to be more controversial in their research, including the question of adding artificial turf on Eppard Field, creating more space for the early childhood Camp Opportunity program, and turning the bus garages into a multi-purpose space.
Project architect Mark Lenz stated that some other changes were made to the plan as well, to make it more appealing to the voters.
More information about the plan, for those who missed the open house, is available at BulldogsStrong.com.