Posted Date: 02/15/2023
Thank you to the voters of Union Public Schools’ two bond propositions, both of which overwhelmingly passed in Tuesday's election with nearly 80 percent voting in favor.
According to unofficial numbers, Proposition 1 passed with 1,700 voters in favor or about 78.5 percent approval, while Proposition II passed with 1,716 in favor or about 79.5 percent in favor.
Proposition I asked voters to consider approval of $146,540,000 to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings, acquiring school furniture, fixtures and equipment and acquiring and improving school sites.
Within this proposition, $51.6 million will be set aside for a major redesign of the Union 6th/7th Grade Center.
Proposition II asked voters to consider approval of $5.46 million for the purchase of vehicles, including regular student route buses.
Under state law, a supermajority of 60 percent approval of the voters is required for passage of EACH proposition.
In total both propositions amount to $152 million in improvements as part of a five-year general obligation bond.
For information on what is contained in the bond, visit https://www.unionps.org/bond2023
Once again, thank you to all of the voters!