Voters overwhelmingly pass bond issue
Clinton Public School District
Dr. Tim Martin, Superintendent
Media contact: Sandi Beason, APR
CLINTON — Preliminary results show the 2018 Clinton School Bond passed overwhelmingly.
Of 2,369 votes cast, 2,133 voted in favor of the bond issue and 107 voted against, a 95 percent approval rate.
“With the passing of this bond issue, it shows that Clinton is looking toward the future and is willing, as a community, to improve the facilities where we are shaping our children for their futures,” said Dr. Tim Martin, superintendent of schools. “It is wonderful to see our community coming out to support the district so strongly.”
With the passing of the issue, district administrators are aiming to have construction start in early spring 2019, beginning with building new Career and Technical Education classrooms and labs at the main CHS campus.
“We are communicating with representatives from Continental Tire about what their needs are and we will tailor our programs to create career pathways for our students,” Martin said.
Through the summer of 2019 expansions are slated to begin on Clinton Park, Lovett, and Eastside Elementary and the CHS band hall, all areas where the number of students has outgrown the space available.
Following completion of the new CHS Career Complex classrooms and labs at the main campus of CHS, the district will begin renovating the old CHS Career Complex to accommodate Clinton Junior High’s fine arts programs and elective courses.
In the summer of 2020, improvements are set to renovate the CJHS administrative offices and convert the old offices into much needed classroom space. All construction is set to be completed by fall of 2020.
“We appreciate the support of our school district and community in this bond issue,” said School Board President Matt Thomas. “It will help us achieve long term goals for our facilities and improve our programs in the process.”