Missouri district to fast track new school construction

Thursday, April 17, 2014

With voter approval of Proposition G last week, Lindbergh Schools officials look to fast-track the construction of a new elementary school, according to Superintendent Jim Simpson.

Lindbergh voters gave the green light to Prop G — for Growth — in the April 8 election. The $34 million bond issue, designed to address the district's aggressive enrollment growth, received 6,599 "yes" votes — 65.46 percent — and 3,482 "no" votes — 34.54 percent. A four-sevenths majority — 57.14 percent — was required for passage.

"Sixty-five-plus percent is as good as it gets, especially for a tax increase, and a strong endorsement by our community," Simpson told the Call. "More than six out of 10 people walked into the polls and supported our direction."

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