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TOOELE VOTERS TO CAST BALLOTS ON $10 MILLION SCHOOL BOND

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The Tooele County Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $10 million general obligation bond issue to fund several building projects, including the construction of a $4.4 million elementary school in Wend-over.

The bond sale also would finance a $1.5 million addition to East Elementary School in Tooele, a $1.4 million addition to Stansbury Park Elementary School and a $550,000 multipurpose room for Harris Elementary School in Tooele, and would provide $800,000 to install air-conditioning equipment in schools.The bond would increase property taxes. The owner of a $75,000 home would pay $37 more per year. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay an additional $50 each year. The owner of a $150,000 home would pay an extra $74 per year.

If the bond does not pass, the district plans to hold another election in a year and probably ask voters to approve a bond of more than $10 million. Even if Tuesday's measure succeeds, the rapidly growing district may ask voters to approve another bond issue in two years.

Wendover students now attend school in nine modular classrooms, brought in this year after a 10-year cooperative agreement with the Elko County, Nev., school system expired. Wendover's elementary students had attended school in West Wendover, Nev.