SHOSHONE — Shoshone voters: It’s Election Day Tuesday, and you’ll be asked to decide on a $6 million school bond.
The Shoshone School District is seeking a bond to pay for a school remodeling project, new multipurpose building, and new spaces for vocational and alternative school classes.
Polling places are open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Shoshone is the only south-central Idaho school district with a ballot measure for this election.
Shoshone’s school board decided in mid-June to pursue a bond. The measure requires a two-thirds supermajority vote, 66.67 percent, to pass.
Voters paid off a bond for the existing school building one year ago. If the new bond is approved, tax rates will revert back to near that previous level.
The $6 million measure would pay for a new multipurpose building — including a stage and gymnasium — plus a new vocational building and a small building with a couple of alternative school classrooms.
It would also pay for remodeling to the existing school, including separate building entrances and offices for the elementary school and junior high/high school.
And it would create more areas for small group instruction and a new area for deliveries to the school.