District Five Bond Referendum

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NOTE: There are new voting precincts in the Richland County portion of House District 71. You should have recevied a new Voter Registration Card last month which lists your voting precinct. Many stayed the same but several voters will be voting at a different spot starting November 6, 2007. For precinct information, click here.

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On November 6, 2007 we’ll have two important elections in our community. One is the Lexington/Richland School District Five Bond Referendum; the other is the Town of Irmo elections for Mayor and Town Council.

Here are informational sites to visit if you are still undecided on your referendum vote:

Lexington/Richland School District Five Website

District5 First

Putting All Students First

Richland County Property Tax Information

Lexington County Property Tax Information

Viewpoints from community members (The State, Neighbors October 25)

Everyboyd’s Talking About It (Earlier blog post on nathansnews.com)

Neighbor’s Article from The State (October 25th)

Neighbor’s Article from The State (October 18th)

OFFICIAL BALLOT, REFERENDUM
$256,500,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE OF LEXINGTON COUNTY
AND RICHLAND COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA
NOVEMBER 6, 2007

Question

Shall the Board of Trustees of School District Number Five of Lexington County and Richland County, South Carolina be authorized to issue and sell, either as a single issue or as several issues, general obligation bonds of in School District Number Five of Lexington County and Richland County, South Carolina in the principal amount of not exceeding $256,500,000, the proceeds of which shall be applied to defray the cost of the following:

1. Constructing a new high school, a new middle school and a new elementary school;

2. Constructing renovations and expansions to Leaphart Elementary School, Seven Oaks Elementary School, Irmo Elementary School, Chapin Elementary School, Irmo High School, Dutch Fork High School and Chapin High School; and

3. Costs related to the foregoing, including architectural and engineering fees, land acquisition, equipment and furnishings, and costs of issuance of the bonds?

In favor of the question

Opposed to the question