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      Palmyra School District seeks April bond issue

      The Palmyra School District wants to put a six million dollar bond issue on the ballot, which would go to school improvements.

      The Palmyra School District is seeking to put an important issue on the April ballot.

      The district wants to put a six million dollar bond issue on the ballot, which would go to school improvements.

      Renovations include major construction at the elementary school, including an early childhood addition on the property.

      The current building set-up for the elementary school and middle school is not at a high standard for security.

      Upgrades would also include swapping out single pane windows for energy efficient windows, as well as lighting improvements.

      Superintendent Eric Churchwell spoke on the importance of this issue.

      "We want to save in whatever area we can," Churchwell said. "We've got some buildings that are aged, and just need some upgrading. Along with that are the parking lots out here at the high school I failed to mention. They have outlived their life, and just need to be replaced. It's come to that time, and everything's expensive."

      Churchwell added that this would be a no tax increase bond issue.

      If the bond passes, construction on the projects is estimated to begin in May.