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Voters in Newton and Jasper Counties approved a $16.5 million bond issue for Carl Junction Schools.  The district plans to build a classroom for early childhood to first grade, a multi-purpose cafeteria and kitchen for second through sixth grade and a multi-purpose facility for seventh through 12th grades.  Two of those facilities will serve as tornado safe rooms for the school and the community. 

The district’s current debt levy will go up ten cents to 99 cents.  Property taxes on a $100,000 home will increase $19 a year. 

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Citizens in Newton and Jasper counties will weigh in on a $16.5 million bond issue to provide tornado safe rooms for the Carl Junction School District.  This would provide three dual purpose areas such as a classroom for early childhood to first grade, a multi-purpose cafeteria and kitchen for second through sixth grade, and a multipurpose facility for seventh through 12th grades. Superintendent Phillip Cook says two of these safe rooms would provide shelter for the community as well.