Speech to Text for Central Point School District 6 hopes votes pass school bond
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tch 12's andryanna sheppard is live at jewett elementary school. she explains how the bond plans to upgrade the schools in the district if it passes. when the last central point school bond passed, jewett elementary school wasn't included in the plans for upgrades. it's just one of the eight schools in the district the bond aims to improve. autumn chadbourne is the school board director for central point school district 6 she also has two kids that go to jewett elementary school autumn says: "our actual buildings aren't reflective of the great work happening. although they are loved buildings and they are loved traditions, we really need to do a lot to make this a better learning environment and to support the great work happening in our schools." the school district says the bond would prioritize safety by adding security cameras and fencing for schools with classrooms doors outside. even though the district is asking for a higher dollar amount than the bond 20 years ago, this one would not increase anyone's property taxes. this is because of inflation and a bigger population. autumn says: "there are some elementary schools that for example that are older like this. and what happens is anyone can walk into one of the classrooms with a style like this. so when you put in some aesthetically pleasing fencing that will encourage you to come into the main doors, it makes for a more secure campus." the bond also aims to update electrical and plumbing systems, put in h-vac systems and reduce overcrowding. jewett elementary school was built in the 50s for about 200 students. right now, it has more than 600 students. if the bond passes, it will convert an old asante property into an alternate learning site for kindergarten through second graders autumn says: "this will be a hands on early education center eleviating some of the overcrowding at our in town elementary schools." here's how the bond will impact voters financially. if it passes, tax bills stay the same. if it fails, property tax bills in the district could go down. autumn says: "we're in dire need of this bond to pass. and we can do it with no tax increase which is what our community wants as well." if the bond passes it will go into effect immediately. live in central point, andryanna sheppard, newswatch 12. ballots for the special omorrow evening. here's a rundown of the percentage of people who've already returned ballots for this election. the jackson county clerk told newswatch 12 last week she was hoping to get a least 12 percent of ballots