Platte County school district seeks $73M from bond proposal

The school district said it needs $73 million from a No Tax Increase Bond Program set to appear on the April 6 ballot to complete several district projects. Among these are building a new middle school and upgrades to its high school. The district will hold a public information session Thursday evening.

Leaders from the Platte County, Missouri, R-3 School District will host an information session Thursday evening to answer questions about a no tax levy bond initiative on the April ballot.

District leaders said the bond will not raise taxes within the district, Superintendent Mike Reik saying the district has paid off previous bonds faster than anticipated and the tax base is growing in the district.

That growth, according to Reik, is the reason the district needs $73 million from the bond proposal to fund major projects such as building a new middle school in the southern part of the district,  converting Barry and Pathfinder schools into pre-kindergarten through fifth grade schools, rebuilding Platte County High School and more.

Voters will cast their ballots on the issue on April 6. Until then, the school district is holding two more informational sessions for residents, one held in-person on March 4 in the gym at Pathfinder Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. and the other to be held virtually on March 31.