Rushford-Peterson School Expansion
A citizen's committee in Rushford is recommending the Rushford-Peterson school district construct a new early childhood through 12th grade school building with an estimated cost of nearly $35,000,000.
The Tri-County Record reports the final recommendation from the Future Facility Planning Committee calls for elimination of the over 100-year-old school building in Rushford and the school building in Peterson.
In addition, the recommendation calls for the new building to be constructed at an estimated cost of $34,400,000, on district property located near the current athletic field complex in Rushford.
The committee is looking at a possible referendum date in 2015 for a bond issue to help fund the project.
The recommendation now goes before the Rushford-Peterson school board for its consideration.
Funding mechanisms for a new building were discussed by the committee but not finalized.....