By Correne Martin
The River Ridge School Board met on Wednesday night, Aug. 20, and approved a resolution calling for a $13 million referendum this fall, which would cover the costs associated with moving all staff and students to one facility in Patch Grove and relinquishing the Bloomington facility.
The vote was 5-1 Wednesday, with board member Randy Martin opposed. Board member Dave Breuer, who has voted against the referendum resolution in the past, was absent from the meeting.
Approval of River Ridge’s referendum in the Nov. 4 election would authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $13 million.
“Now, as we move forward, we have to educate the public,” stated Lee Pritzl, River Ridge superintendent. “We will have public forums as we move toward November.
“It’s important for people to remember that if we don’t need the whole $13 million, we don’t have to spend it.”