Atlantic School Board to accept bond referendum petitions, Monday


April 21st, 2013 by Ric Hanson

The Atlantic School District’s Board of Education will hold a work session Monday evening at the high school, during which they will accept petitions calling for a bond referendum. As we mentioned during a report last Monday, Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein said school administrators were circulating a petition trying to get 400 signatures which will enable the election to take place on June 25th, with regard to an $11-million dollar bond issue for Capital Improvement Projects within the district. Amstein said the expansion and improvements are needed because of both the current and Department of Education projected, increases in enrollment. He said for the past few years, the projected enrollment for kindergarten aged students has consistently increased.

The Board will also act on a resolution Monday ordering a Special Election on the Issuance of $11-million in General Obligation School Bonds. In other business, the Atlantic Board of Education will hear a report from the Schuler and Washington Schools’ Building Leadership Team’s (BLT), and hear a presentation regarding District Finances, from Gary Sinclair, Senior Financial Advisor with PMA Financial Network.

The Board’s meeting begins at 7:30-p.m., in the Atlantic High School Media Center.