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School Bond Proposition is a Good Deal
By Agnes Moran


September 21, 2012

On October 2, voters throughout the Borough will consider a $5.5 million bond proposition for capital improvements at our schools. These improvements address a wide range of district needs including safety, energy efficiency, accessibility, field and playground improvements, and basic maintenance. Funds will also be used to demolish the Mike Smithers Pool, thus allowing the site to be utilized by the School District.

The State of Alaska has already agreed to pay $3,734,107 (approximately 68%) of the principal of the bonds, plus interest. The Borough Assembly has prefunded $1,506,129 of the local share of the principal of the bonds. That leaves $259,764 of the principal to be paid from the healthy Borough School Bond Fund. No increase in taxes is needed to pay for the bonds.

More information about the bond proposition is available online, click here.

Please join me in supporting this important bond proposition.

Agnes Moran
Ketchikan, AK

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Received September 20, 2012 - Published September 21, 2012



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