By B. Raack, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis public school district kicked off its campaign today for a bond issue to air condition more school buildings.
Voters will be asked next month to approve a $120-million bond issue that officials say will not increase taxes.
Superintendent Cleveland Hammonds Jr. says a successful proposition will air condition up to 35 schools and pay off $29-million of leasehold bonds.
Hammonds says transferring the debt to general obligation bonds will also allow the school to get about $9-million from the state.