Godfrey-Lee –– District residents’ approval of a $17.79 million bond request will restore the damaged middle and high school, upgrade security and create a better learning environment, Superintendent Kevin Polston said this morning.
According to Kent County election reporting, as of 8:15 a.m. Wednesday the measure was approved by a 1,505-730 vote, with 84.9% of ballots counted.
“On behalf of the Board of Education, staff, and students, I express sincere appreciation to our community for supporting the bond proposal to renovate and restore Lee Middle and High School,” Polston said. “The investment and trust our community provided to Godfrey-Lee Public Schools will create a quality learning environment for our students.”
The approval of the bond will provide $17.79 million for GLPS to restore and renovate Lee Middle and High School, which was badly damaged by a June 2019 roof collapse. It will also upgrade security, accessibility, the performing arts program and technology equipment. It levies an increase of 1.67 mills for the 30-year bond, equivalent to an increase of $5.50 per month for the average homeowner in the district.
“Godfrey-Lee takes the responsibility of being good stewards of taxpayer dollars seriously,” Polston said. “We look forward to making good on the promise of enhanced school facilities for students to live out their hopes and dreams through their education.”