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Grinnell Bond 2018

Grinnell-Newburg School District Bond Results and Next Steps: A Message from the Superintendent
I would like to thank all of our families, staff and community members for heading to the polls this past Tuesday.  Although the bond did not pass with a 60% +1, it was evident that a simple majority of the community is in favor of our new plan.  The bond did not pass by 214 votes.  Please know that I will be making a recommendation to the board to go to the polls again later in the year with the same plan and the same ballot questions.  It is what our district needs: a PreK-5 new elementary school, completely gut and renovate the middle school, and renovate parts of the high school.   Currently, the district does not have funds to fix all 5 of our schools major systems such as HVAC, electrical, and plumbing.    
 
I will be meeting with our Board of Education to discuss timeline for the next bond vote.  The district is required, under the law, to wait six months before bringing this back to our voters.  I look forward to the continued work with our community.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.   
 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Janet M. Stutz
Superintendent
Grinnell-Newburg Schools