Shelby Schools have a Bond issue on the November 7th ballot for voters, as the district is looking to build a new pre K – 8th grade building and a new football stadium.
School Board Vice President Scott Rose told WMAN News the cost to a owner of a $100,000 home would be $136 per year. Rose says state funds will cover half of the cost, so the 50/50 split is a good deal for Shelby. This because it would cost more to renovate than build new. Plus, the football stadium only has a handful of safe years left due to all the flood damage over the years. The new building and football stadium would be located near the current high school.
The project will cost tax payers $16 million. The new football stadium would be a near replica of the current Skiles Field and would have artificial turf.