Town hall meeting about Sikeston R-6 bond issue planned for Monday

Saturday, February 25, 2017

SIKESTON -- Better Schools Make Better Communities, a committee formed to educate Sikeston residents on the proposal to construct a building to replace Matthews Elementary School, will hold a public town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sikeston Public Library.

Last month, the Sikeston R-6 School District Board of Education voted to ask the citizens of Sikeston to approve a no-tax-increase bond to replace Matthews Elementary School with a new and modernized building. Many Sikeston residents, including former educators, business owners and parents, rallied together to quickly form Better Schools Make Better Communities in support of this effort. The bond issue will appear before Sikeston voters on the April 4 ballot.

"New and returning families want their children in schools competitive with others throughout the region. Unfortunately, the current Matthews Elementary School building cannot hold up to this need," said committee co-chair Michelle Worth. "Our goal with these town hall meetings is to explain what this ballot measure is about, why the community should consider support of this endeavor, along with answering community members' questions."

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