The Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District will hold several community meetings focused on the Nov. 2 bond issue vote.

The meetings will allow residents to learn more about the district’s needs and the solution that will appear on the ballot. Attendees will also be able to ask questions and provide feedback to School Board members and district leaders.

The meetings will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the band room or cafeteria of the elementary school and Thursday, Oct. 28 in the junior/senior high band room. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

“As we have looked to evaluate and address the facility needs in our schools, we have engaged the community to help us determine the best path forward,” said Dan Venteicher, board president. “We look forward to these upcoming events to answer community members’ questions and hear feedback regarding our proposed plan for addressing these needs. We are confident the solution presented on the ballot will enable Ed-Co to address its most pressing facility issues while respecting the needs of our local taxpayers.”

If approved by voters Nov. 2, the bond would allow Ed-Co to move forward on a series of projects to address its most pressing facility needs. The question asks voters to approve a $12 million bond issue to fund HVAC/mechanical upgrades in the elementary school, the building of a new competition gym and new space for career and technical education.

Projects would also encompass upgrades to safety and security, including improvements to traffic flow and drop-off and pick-up areas.

These items were identified as priorities by the district’s facilities committees, made up of staff and community members. The committees presented their recommendations to the School Board in July. These recommendations informed the board’s decision to move forward with a bond issue question for the community’s consideration.

For more information on the district’s facility needs and the proposed solution that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot, visit https://www.edcobond.org.