By Ethan Colbert
While no official votes were taken during Monday night’s meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board, the general consensus of the seven-member board appeared to be that the school district would delay a vote on putting a tax issue on the ballot until sometime in 2020.
The board met Monday evening for a work session meeting, where official votes cannot be taken under state law.
As was discussed Monday and at previous meetings of the Bowling Green R-I School Board, the local school district’s board of education is considering a 50-cent General Obligation Bond for Debt Service tax increase.
“We looked at a 50-cent levy on the debt service side, which would generate about $6.5 million,” Lorenzo Boyd said. Boyd is a representative of Stifel, a finance company that specializes in helping secure bonds for schools, municipalities, and other government entities who are building new facilities or making upgrades to existing facilities.
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