The deadline is fast approaching, and Finley School District officials are hoping people just forgot to send in or drop off their ballots.

According to information released Friday, Public Information Officer Molly Curtiss says state law requires a minimum percentage of people in a district HAVE to cast a ballot, for or against, in bond elections. It's 40%, required to validate a bond in any district.

Finley's official listed population is 2,026, which means at least 811 people (40%) HAVE to vote for it to even be valid. No word as to how close they are.

Voters are asked to drop off ballots by February 14th, Tuesday, at which time they will be tabulated. Of those 811 minimum votes needed, in order to satisfy the super majority of 60% to pass, it would require 467 yes votes.

The Finley School District is asking voters to approve it's first bond in 17 years, it was paid off in 2011. This new $10 million dollar bond would accomplish the following:

  • Renovate the CTE (Career and Technical) buildings and greenhouses
  • Upgrade athletic facilities, locker rooms, and make the football stadium ADA compliant, (Americans with Disabilities Act, wheelchair accessible) and weight room.
  • Improve the elementary, middle school and Riverview High School with numerous needed upgrades, including roofing.
  • Install a new security system in all three schools.


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