Voters in the Janesville Consolidated School District are being asked to decide an $8.6 million referendum that would generate money to build a new gymnasium and additional classroom space. Maintenance projects are also part of the planned improvements.

The proposed work would include a 750-seat gymnasium with varsity locker rooms and referee space, an expanded band room and 12 new classrooms. Roof repairs and replacing the school's aging boiler are also part of the project plans, along with adding 54 new parking spaces near the football field. Specific details about the project are posted on the district's website.

According to district officials, passage of the measure would result in a property tax increase of $4.05 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. A 60-percent super-majority is required for the referendum to pass.

Voters will decide the fate of the bond issue on Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2018). Polls will be open from noon to 8 PM at the Riviera Roose Community Center in Janesville.

This is the third time voters in the Janesville district have been asked to support a referendum for school improvements. The two previous measures failed.

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