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Community Approves Middle School Bond

On September 17, the Pottawattamie County Board of Supervisors confirmed the results of the Special Election for the $37 million Middle School renovation project in the Council Bluffs Community School District. After almost a week and only receiving one of the 70 outstanding absentee ballots, the bond was approved by 60.96 percent. A 60 percent favorable vote was required for the district to use property taxes to fund the projects.

“This is really great news for our school district,” said Superintendent Dr. Vickie Murillo. “We are grateful that the community showed its support of our students with a favorable vote on this bond.”

With the bond approved, school district administration will begin working with the architects to finalize the designs and plans to complete the projects as proposed. Parents, community members, and district staff will continue to have an opportunity to provide input on the plans before the final designs are completed.   

 “We are eager to get started so that our students may benefit from the facility improvements for many years to come, and will work diligently to make the next few years go very smoothly for our students, families, and staff,” said Murillo.