CROFTON, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska school is looking to upgrade their facilities after proposing a $12.5 million bond.

According to Crofton Community School's Facebook, the proposed bond would renovate many facilities at their elementary and high schools including adding security, adding multiple classrooms, and replacing the existing roof at the elementary school.

The bond levy is set at 16 cents per $100 of valuation.

The school is offering an informational open house on Monday, Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. to take a tour and ask information about the proposal.

 

Proposed renovations would include:

  • Entrance security at the elementary
  • Entrance security at the high school
  • Renovation of current elementary classrooms
  • Renovation of elementary restrooms, hallways, utilities,
  • Removal of some elementary classrooms
  • Replace and build new elementary classrooms to
    accommodate changes in instructional strategies and
    growth
  • Construct new elementary cafeteria (move it out of the gym)
  • Replace existing roof at the elementary
  • Renovate elementary gym (bleachers, flooring, ceiling)
  • Construct two locker rooms at high school
  • New Ag classroom closer to Industrial Tech building
  • Construct a multipurpose/wrestling room at the
    highschool
  • Construct a weight room connected to the multipurpose
    room with community access
  • Attach Industrial Tech building to high school for security

This is not the first time Crofton has attempted to renovate their schools.

In March of 2022, a proposed $18.9 million bond was rejected by Crofton voters with a vote of 492 for and 711 against.