Voters Approve Bond Issue to Make Sweeping Improvements at MRH Schools
Final but unofficial election results from the St. Louis County Board of Elections show that MRH voters strongly endorse widespread building improvements across the district. Proposition E, a bond issue to fund expansion and make security improvements in nearly every MRH building, passed handily on Tuesday, garnering a whopping 81.7% of the yes votes.
"I am thrilled by the outcome this team was able to deliver," said Board President Katie Kaufmann, referring to the citizen commitee Keep MRH Strong. "I thank you for your tenacity and your support of our mission to sustain educational excellence and equity."
Committee co-chair Tonya Powell added, "Proposition E may have a monetary value of $30 million, but the difference it’s going to make to our students and our community is priceless."
Proposition E asked MRH district voters to allow the sale of $30 million in bonds to pay for necessary infrastructure upgrades at all district buildings. There will be no change in the levy used to repay the interest and principle. Proceeds from bond sales will be used to construct new classrooms, create safer entry points in all buildings, make cafeteria improvements, replace windows and repair roofs, add a gymnasium, update restrooms, repair fields and playgrounds, add perimeter fencing, and make other upgrades designed to maintain safe and inspirational learning spaces.
Also, MRH board members Katie Kaufmann, Maria Langston and Francis Chmelir will begin new terms; each was unopposed in Tuesday's election.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.