Palmyra public previews Proposition 2

Voters in the Palmyra School District learned more about what they'll see on the ballot come spring.The school district plans to put a $6 million bond issue on the ballot for school improvements.Superintendent Eric Churchwell spent Tuesday night explaining what's known as Proposition 2. The money would be used for renovations including major construction at the elementary school.The district also would use the money to create an early childhood addition.

"It is a no tax increase bond issue," Churchwell said. "The biggest thing is probably school security and making sure that we limit the public's assess."Upgrades would include swapping out single pane windows for energy efficient windows, as well as lighting improvements. At least one voter who turned out for Tuesday night's public hearing is in favor of Proposition 2

"I think it's a lot of improvements that are needed for our school for security reasons and energy efficiency," Palmyra voter Dudley Powell said.

Churchwell said the district will be asking for community support long before the election.

"We will be getting out in the community in the next two months to promote this and if anyone has any questions, they can pick up the phone and give me a call," he said.

Powell doesn't believe the measure will be a tough sell

The Palmyra community has always supported the school very well, and I certainly hope they will continue that," he said.If Proposition 2 passes, construction on the projects is estimated to begin in May.