Safety is number one concern in Shelton's bond vote

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Updated: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:39 CST

Tragedy after tragedy continue to hit our nation's schools.  Now Shelton Public Schools is doing what it can to keep Central Nebraska's students safe.

"It's difficult to keep tabs on visitors when they visit the building.  There's not immediate access to someone who can tell them where to go, where to even receive them.  And so once they get in, we don't always know exactly where they are," said Superintendent Brian Redinger. 

That's why safety is the number one concern with Shelton's upcoming bond vote.

The $3.4 million changes to the school include a central office that will drastically cut down safety risks.

And wellness is another factor for the schools.  Included in the bond issue up for vote on November 12th, is the addition of a new gym to the district's K-12 building.

"Sometimes kids aren't getting home until 10:00 at night because we have to juggle girls basketball and boys basketball and play practice and youth sports and junior high sports," said steering committee member Chris Lewis. 

The district will hold one final informational meeting on November 5th.  The mail in ballots for the special election must be in by November 12th.

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