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Johnson Creek Schools to try referendum for a fifth time

CREATED Mar 5, 2014 - UPDATED: Mar 5, 2014

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JOHNSON CREEK - Johnson Creek Schools Superintendent Mike Garvey has been through referendums before.  This will be the district's fifth try.  He argues there's still a big need for a new building that is handicap accessible.

He explains even though Johnson Creek would be the first school in the state to build dome structures, he thinks the cost benefit is worth it to taxpayers.  He hopes this time they agree.  The domes would be about 30-40% cheaper in energy costs.  
 
The district has also shaved off $3 million dollars in costs this year compared to last year's referendum by holding off on building new athletic fields.
 
The new buildings will come at a cost to taxpayers.  If you own a $150,000 home, it would cost you nearly $375 bucks more in taxes a year.
 
"I think it's about time we spend the money," said taxpayer Mavis Logan.
 
"I'd love for it to pass, but I feel like it's going to be the same thing and fail again," said alumni Nathan Mundt.
 
Voters will have their say on April 1st. Click here for more information.