GI School Board Creating Community Committee For GIPS Bond

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Updated: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 06:15:10 CST

Grand Island residents are set to be a part of Hall County's first ever mail in ballot. Voters will be asked whether or not to approve a 69.9 million dollar proposal to renovate several elementary school buildings.

In hopes of gaining voter support, the School Board is creating a community committee. While the school district is legally allowed to inform voters of the issues, they can't tell them how to vote.
"What the statute does not allow us to do, and it's appropriate, you can't use taxpayer dollars to do that, so the community group will encourage people to get out and vote... and encourage them to vote affirmatively," GIPS Superintendent Dr. Rob Winter said.

Dr. Winter says they hope to have the committee formed by the end of the month.