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School Board Approves Bond Issue for November Ballot

At the June 18 Parkway Board of Education meeting, the board unanimously voted to place an $87 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue on the November 4 ballot. The decision was made after several months of study and community input. The final recommendation to pursue the bond issue was presented to the board by Superintendent Robert Malito and several parent representatives from recent town hall meetings.
"This bond issue is essential to ensuring our physical environment will support the academic excellence for which our school district is known, well into the 21st century," said Parkway parent Ed Zumwinkel, as he addressed the board. 
The five main areas to be addressed include:
  1. School maintenance and repairs;
  2. Technology and related classroom equipment;
  3. Elementary classroom walls;
  4. Safety, health, and security; and
  5. High school science labs and fine arts renovations.
To review a summary of proposed projects to be funded over the next five years, and a school-by-school project list, with estimated dollar allocations go to: http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/facStudies/updateProjectList.cfm.
If approved by voters, the bond issue would not require any increase to the district's current tax rate.