Campaign Forms to Push 1% Sales Tax in Danville for School Building Redesign | Education
At George Washington High School, sales tax money would be used to renovate classrooms to increase space and access to technology. This would also allow the library to be enlarged.
By renovating the Langston campus – built in 1957 – principals hope to relocate Galileo Magnet High School to this location. Additionally, the system’s central office, which now operates a space on Main Street, could be housed on the Langston campus, the statement said.
“Our community is reimagining its future and improvement is now the trend, not the exception,” said Karl Stauber, campaign co-chair. “Look at the River District, the new YMCA, the Riverwalk Trail and the projects planned at Schoolfield and White Mill – there are investments going on in the town of Danville,” he said. “
There will be two points in the November ballot regarding schools. The first will be to add a 1% sales tax. The second will allow the sale of municipal bonds as a means of advancing “projects faster at current construction costs,” the statement said.
If city voters approve of the two measures, the sales tax increase would allow the sale of bonds that would bring in $ 141 million over the next 20 years, according to the campaign. This money would go to school construction projects, including elementary school improvements.
“It is time for our school facilities to reflect this progress and for our community to make the decision to invest in excellence in our schools,” Sauber said in the statement.