By Connor Beach
The public vote on the Elwood School District’s $38.14 million bond proposal is Tuesday, Nov. 28.
There will be two propositions on the ballot, separating safety, educational and infrastructure upgrades from other recreational upgrades.
Proposition 1, which totals $34.5 million, includes district-wide safety, educational and infrastructure upgrades, while Proposition 2 calls for allocation of $3.56 toward a new synthetic football field and other upgrades to John H. Glenn High School's athletic facilities.
Proposition 2 can only be approved if Proposition 1 is also approved.
District officials have estimated the cost of Proposition 1 to the average taxpayer is around a $221 per year increase, or $18.42 per month. If both propositions are approved then the cost increases to around $333 per year, or $27.75 per month.
The district is hosting a tax calculator on its website (click here) for residents to determine the estimated impact the bond would have on their tax bill.
Polls on Tuesday will be open from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. at district offices, located at 100 Kenneth Ave. in Greenlawn.