New school up for a vote today

Residents in the Woodbridge School District are voting on the district’s plans for a new high school in Greenwood.

The cost of the new school is more than $52 million, 70% of which would be paid for by the state. The rest would come from a property tax increase. Residents would pay an extra $19.90 in the first year, a little bit more than that in the second year, and the tax rate would decline over the next 18 years.

District leaders say a new high school would allow for “balancing a growing student population” among schools in the district. The polls are open at Woodbridge Elementary and Woodbridge High from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.

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