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Fletcher school bond proposal to fund new roof

FLETCHER — A proposed $810,000 bond issue could fund a new roof for Fletcher Public Schools without costing district residents anything extra.

The proposal will go to voters Jan. 8 during a special election, said Superintendent Shane Gilbreath. If approved, the six-year bond issue’s tax increase would coincide with the end of two previous bond payments. Property owners would not see an increase in their taxes.

“That’s really what we’ve been waiting on,” Gilbreath said. “We’ve timed things out where we could have the biggest amount of money that we could without having to cost our taxpayers anything more.”

The bond would pay for the construction of a pitch metal roof for the entire Fletcher Public Schools building. The district has spent the past 20 years trying to manage the building’s current damaged flat roof, which has leaked for that entire time. Workers have patched and coated various holes throughout the years. They’ve tried making repairs in an attempt to stretch its lifespan out as long as possible. But the district has reached a point where continued repairs are no longer cost effective.

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