Pattonville voters gave their support to Pattonville's Proposition S on the April 5 election ballot. Prop S is a $111 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue, which will fund projects at every school in Pattonville, including adding classrooms to address growth in student enrollment; providing safety and maintenance improvements; and updating school facilities to meet teaching and learning needs. Approval of the bond issue will not increase the district's tax rate.
"We thank the Pattonville community for getting out to vote," said Dr. Tim Pecoraro, superintendent. "The passage of Prop S enables us to maintain and improve our schools in a way that will benefit our students, staff and community for years to come. We appreciate the Pattonville community. Our residents have a long history of supporting our schools, and our district is strong because of it."
In the coming weeks, Pattonville will begin planning for and scheduling projects in the bond issue.
“It’s important to note that due to the size of this bond issue, it will likely take five or six years to complete all items on the project lists,” said Chief Financial Officer Ron Orr. “Priority will be given to completing building additions to schools to accommodate the enrollment growth Pattonville has experienced.”
After nearly 5,000 votes were cast in Tuesday's election, the bond issue received a 79.39% favorable vote. Approximately 57.14% was required for the measure to pass.
For more information on Prop S, go online at bit.ly/PattonvillePropS.