Parents in the Facebook group had expressed some concerns about the bond, Alger said, particularly whether the district would have adequate funding to staff the new buildings once they're built and whether the bond money would be spent efficiently.
In response to those concerns, the board is planning to create advisory committees to oversee the district's building plans. Alger spoke positively of the proposed committees, saying they would add transparency to the bonding process.
Alger said that while she personally supports the bond, she hopes all parents will take time to study out the proposal and make an educated vote in November. She said the board has acted quickly in approving the bond proposal, but there are still months before the election for parents to ask questions and form an opinion.
"The truth of it is, we don’t have time to waste on deciding, ‘Are we going to (or) are we not?'" Alger said of the board's consideration of the bond. "Nothing can delay these kids coming, so put it to the people and let the people respond."
Prior to the November election, a public hearing will be held on the bond in September, district spokeswoman Sandy Riesgraf said.
Contributing: Peter Samore
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