Final Plans for MacArthur School
4/8/2013 (Updated 10:58:38 PM)It's the public's last look at the final plans for the new MacArthur School, before it goes to referendum.
The plans were laid out Monday night at a public hearing hosted by the district.
The 79.5 million dollar project involves re-building the flood-damaged school at it's current site.
Because of FEMA and state funding, district taxpayers would be responsible only for 2.9 million dollars of the cost, spread out over 30 years.
"We're excited to put in a state of the art building, at such a low cost to the tax payer," said Assistant Superintendent Administration, Karry Mullins.
"They're in buildings that are a fourth of the size trying to house and create instruction for these students and children that they don't have the room for," said Patti Fiato, parent of a MacArthur student.
The public vote on the project happens a week from now, on April 15th.
The district needs the approval of more than 60 percent of it voters for the project to proceed.
If approved, officials hope to open the new MacArthur School by August of 2015.
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