Chillicothe residents voted the $7.5 million school bond proposal through Saturday.
The money for the Chillicothe ISD will go towards building a new cafeteria. The bond includes renovating the existing cafeteria into classrooms and then building a new cafeteria that would have a cafetorium, kitchen, a performance stage, and a bus loop for elementary carpool.
The measure also includes building a new agricultural building for the district’s growing vocational program. The new building would have a wood shop, metal shop and paint booth.
“The most important thing is I think the community does see that our school is alive and vital,” Chillicothe ISD Superintendent Todd Wilson said. “And by investing in our kids right now, we’re just protecting the kids and education for the next few generations.”
With the bond approval, the tax rate will increase by 13 cents. For a $100,000 home, that would be an estimated $10.83 per month.