Group Seeks Major Upgrades for Hastings Elementary Schools

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Hastings, Neb. Citizens for Future School Investment Committee announced Thursday the kick-off of the campaign for the Elementary School Bond Issue to renovate all elementary schools in the school district, with no tax increase. Marcie Kemnitz, Chair of the Campaign Committee, discussed that this school bond issue will put into place a plan developed and approved by the community.

The plan will improve security and safety for children, keep valued neighborhood schools, improve the learning environment in each building for our students and staff, invest $21.5 million dollars in our elementary schools, with no tax increase.

During the next three weeks, the School District will host informational meetings at each of the elementary school buildings for parents, students and the public to discuss the planned improvements, walk through the buildings and see the architectural renderings of the proposed renovations. These information sessions will allow the community to see the changes that will ensure a solid educational foundation for our children.

The Citizens for Future School Investment Campaign Committee encourages people to visit to get all the facts regarding the proposed bond issue, the building plans and interactive district maps. Community supporters and volunteers can also learn more about assisting with activities that will discuss the bond issue and helping to spread the message about how voting FOR this $21.5 million dollar bond issue is an investment in our school district - with no tax increase and an investment in our children’s future.

Public Meetings on the bond will be held on the following dates:

April 1- Morton Elementary School, 7 pm
April 3- Longfellow Elementary School, 7 pm
April 7- Watson Elementary School, 7 pm
April 10- Alcott Elementary School, 7 pm
April 14- Hawthorne Elementary School, 7 pm
April 22- Lincoln Elementary School, 7 pm