The Hononegah Community High School District #207 Board of Education has voted to put a $17.8 million bond referendum on the Consolidated Election Ballot. The election will be held April 4th.
The money would be used to build a new field house to replace the dome which was destroyed during an ice storm in December, 2015.
This comes after voters overwhelmingly rejected a $44 million school facilities referendum during the November election by a nearly 2-to-1 margin which included replacing the dome. The new plan is a scaled-down version which focuses on the costs of dome replacement only.
The school district says it needs the replacement facility for physical education, athletic, and community events. They say the referendum issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 house approximately $54 a year in additional property taxes.