Community Approves Bond

Jordan Revenaugh, Staff Writer

On Tuesday, November 3, voters across the Rochester Community Schools’ district voted to approve the passage of a bond, which is thought to hold many essential benefits for students, teachers and the community at large.

The $185 million bond proposal will be used to fund improvements regarding vital enhancements in infrastructure, technology, and busing, as well as student safety and school security. Along with these benefits, taxes throughout the district will not be raised, but rather, the current tax will be extended for an additional five years.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner is more than pleased to hear of the passage of the new bond.

“We couldn’t be happier with the election results, which were overwhelmingly in our favor.  Seventy-three percent of voters living within the boundaries of the school district are in favor of providing the resources to enhance our students’ experience,” said Shaner. “Voters have entrusted us to be good stewards of their tax dollars, and we will be mindful of that as we work to update, renovate and construct the facilities that benefit our Rochester students.”

Even closer to home, Principal Kevin Cumming is also thrilled with the result of the election.

“I am very excited for the passage of the Bond vote,” said Cumming. “It demonstrates the incredible amount of community support that Adams High School and the other Rochester schools receive from our parents and surrounding community. We would not be able to provide the high quality education we are known for without this ongoing support.”