Our school district is at a crossroads. We must make a decision on the upcoming referendum that the school board is asking us to vote on, and it could change the community in many ways.
It is a tough decision. Here are some facts about the referendum and the voting process.
The school board is asking taxpayers to approve a 30-year bond of more than $80 million in additional spending, eventually leading to the school district raising taxes to meet the required amount that needs to be paid each year. This would help pay for the new high school project.
This election is during the primary election. Registered voters of all parties, regardless of registration in the district, can vote on the referendum.
Democrats and Republicans will vote on that and public offices on their primary ballots.
The last day to register to vote before the primary is April 21, and the last day to mail in an absentee ballot application to receive an absentee ballot is May 13, a week before the election.
Michael Straw, State College