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.