$5.5 million bond passes to renovate Pekin CSD


         The Pekin Board of Directors met on Monday, Feb. 13 for their regular monthly meeting to accept the results of the recent $5.5 million dollar bond election and make plans to go further into this massive renovation of the school system.

            According to the Keokuk County Auditor, 688 voters cast their ballots to vote the bond issue into passage, with 72 percent, or 495 voters saying yes. Polling locations were set up in Hedrick, Ollie and Richland, as the bond was required to pass in the county were a majority of students are located in. Participation rate among eligible voters was estimated at about 28 percent, which is a considerably larger rate than compared to the most recent board election participation of only 9 percent of voters.

            “Our district did a great job of communicating our needs to our communities, and they came out strong to support us in this election,” Dave Harper, Pekin Superintendent said. 

Please view the February 15 edition of The News-Review for the full story.