Lindbergh’s $105 million bond issue renamed ‘Prop R’

Pictured above: Students walk to class during the passing period at Lindbergh High School on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Lindbergh is hoping to use money from a $105 million bond to repair and rebuild the existing high school. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

The Lindbergh Board of Education voted 7-0 Tuesday to rename the district’s upcoming $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue “Proposition R.”

The board unanimously placed what was then called “Proposition S” on the ballot last week.

The decision was made to create clarity for Lindbergh voters on the April 2 ballot following notification from St. Louis County that multiple propositions would be labeled Prop S in the upcoming election. The original name of the bond issue was “Proposition S” for Schools and Safety.

Lindbergh has used the “Prop R” title for previous no-tax-rate-increase bond issues in 2008 and 2006 to signify renewal, reconstruction and rebuilding.

If approved, this 2019 Prop R would help make Lindbergh Schools “safe, secure and ready for the future,” the district said in a news release.

Lindbergh Prop R is a $105 million no-tax-rate-increase bond issue proposal. This means that the district’s current debt-service tax rate of .833 will not change.

If approved, Prop R will:

  1. Renovate and rebuild Lindbergh High School to create a “safe, future-ready” campus with a single, secure main entrance.
  2. Ensure all Lindbergh schools have secure main entrances by constructing entry vestibules at three elementary and two middle schools.
  3. Move three maintenance and landscape shops off the LHS campus.

“It is imperative in today’s world that we provide secure, safe facilities for all of our Lindbergh students and staff,” Superintendent Tony Lake said in the release. “In addition to providing an outstanding educational experience, our No. 1 priority for every Lindbergh child we serve is to keep them safe while they are in our care.”

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