South Hero Proposing $550,000 Bond For School Upgrades

By Staci DaSilva |

Published 03/03 2014 06:26PM

Updated 03/03 2014 06:28PM

Proposing Funding for Exterior Upgrades
Proposing Funding for Exterior Upgrades

South Hero's elementary school could get an upgrade if voters agree to pay a little more in taxes.

School officials say the Folsom Elementary School is in dire need of fixing up.

After years of expansions, the school has drainage issues that have lead to numerous siding replacements and corrosion problems in its foundation and walls.

The town is proposing a $550,000 dollar bond to taxpayers.

It will include a complete remodel of the school's drainage path, movement of its electrical unit and some new windows and doors.

“It could lead to a much larger expense in the future,” explained Folsom Elementary School Principal Jenny Perry. “We are seeing some decomposing in our structure so if that continues, the problem's going to continue to get larger and larger."

If passed, work would be done this summer and completed by the next school year.

Taxpayers would see their increase in 2016.

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