Ewald says this is a $140.8-million dollar bond issue that would improve security, technology, facility enhancements and energy saving projects. He has been making the rounds talking to residents and he says public response, for the most part, has been positive. He says there were some questions about the need to purchase artificial turf during these hard economic times. That added $3.2-milion to the bond issue. While many stated it is a luxury during tough economic times, Ewald says the cost of the turf would equal the maintenance on a grass field so it would be break even.
This is the first time the Millard School District is conducting an election by mail. Ballots will be mailed on October 28th and they have to be returned to the election commissioner in either Douglas or Sarpy Counties by November 15th.
There are three informational meetings planned regarding the bond issue. The first is Tuesday night at 6:30 at Millard South High School.