Delton-Kellogg bond extended to 2026 Taylor Owens Staff Writer
The Delton-Kellogg bond proposal passed by a 427-vote margin Tuesday, 1,057 to 630, and will generate $23,215,000 for district-wide improvements over the next 10 years.
The bond is projected to maintain the district's current tax rate but not increase it. School officials said it will be used for reconstruction of the elementary school, roofing replacements, kitchen upgrades, restroom remodeling, locker room upgrades, technology devices and infrastructure, new buses, drainage improvements and artificial turf at the football stadium.
"The community's approval of Delton Kellogg's bond proposal is a testament to the community's ongoing support of our students and staff,” Superintendent Kyle Corlett said. “I am very excited for our students and for the future of the district, as the bond will support some immediate needs – and needs we'll face over the next couple of years.
“On behalf of Delton Kellogg schools, I would like to thank all of the taxpayers. We will work on communicating updates with bond work as soon and as often as possible.”
The bond will maintain the previous levy of 4.9 mills that voters approved in 2018 – and extends it until 2026.
“Our school needs it,” school employee Becky Tobias said. “I've been there a long time – and we need it.”
“We had done our best to educate the voters in our community on the facts of this bond through social media, mailings, and community forums,” physical education teacher Mark Nabozny said. “There is no question our school system needs these improvements to sustain a safe, healthy educational environment for our students and staff.
“At the same time, this bond will make the necessary improvements and upgrades to our facilities to, not only attract new students, but sustain our student count.”
Luke Froncheck contributed to this report.