OSCEOLA – A Polk County school district will be making some major facility improvements in the near future.
Voters in Osceola have approved a 20-year bond issue of $7.7 million that the school district will use to make building improvements. The election was conducted through the mail, with 417 of the 641 ballots accepted being for the bond, and 223 being against it.
Osceola Public Schools Superintendent Steve Rinehart says that the school’s building need have been pushed to the back-burner over the last number of years, and that it is time for Osceola to invest in its future moving forward.
Some of the major projects that the money will be used for include replacing the roofs of the elementary school and auditorium, improving school safety, adding a PE facility, and adding day care services for the Osceola community.
Rinehart says that having community input was a major part of developing the wish list of things that the school district wanted to improve, and that the repairs and renovations will not only benefit the future students of Osceola Public Schools, but the entire town of Osceola as well.