Proposition 'S' rally for St. Louis schools

6:05 PM, Jul 20, 2010   |    comments
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By Sharon Stevens, Education Reporter

St. Louis, MO (KSDK) -- For the second time in 10 years, St. Louis voters will be asked to approve a bond issue to fix up the city schools.

The district is seeking approval for a $155 million bond. Proposition S will appear on the August 3 ballot.

Supporters have been in all-out campaign mode for several weeks. Their key selling point is there will be no tax increases under Prop S.

District officials say there's a huge backlog of repair work, over $300 million worth. That includes deteriorating walls, out-of-date bathrooms, bad windows and floors.

At a Tuesday afternoon rally, St. Louis Public School District Superintendent Kelvin Adams said some of the district's buildings are more than 100-years-old.

Prop 'S' supporters add the project would mean 3,100 construction jobs for local residents.


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