St. Louis Public Radio News
9:53 am
Tue March 25, 2003

Campaign to Air Condition City Schools Kicks Off

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.