Voters in Collinsville will decide the fate of a $10.4 million bond issue aimed to add classrooms and facilities for extracurricular activities if passed. The district superintendent said there would be no tax increase if voters approve the bond.
Superintendent Jeremy Hogan said 120 students are new to the district, which has forced some class sizes to increase to 26 students. Hogan said with more people moving to Collinsville, they only expect to see enrollment increase.
If passed, some of the bond money would go towards new classrooms for the early childhood and upper elementary schools to help thin out class sizes.
“We want to try to get those numbers down, try to keep those closer to 20 if we can and hopefully this bond issue will be a big step in that direction,” said Jeremy Hogan, Collinsville Public Schools superintendent. “At our elementary schools, we have zero available classrooms.”
The money would also be allocated towards a new field house with locker rooms and training rooms. The softball field would get money for a dugout, locker rooms, concessions, restrooms and coach's offices.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.