Whitehall City School District voters will be asked in November to consider a ballot issue that would provide for an addition to Rosemore Middle School and renovations at Whitehall-Yearling High School.

Board members voted 5-0 on July 12 to place a 3.41-mill combined permanent-improvements levy and bond issue on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The proposed 3.41-mill issue would increase residents' annual property-tax bills by $119 per $100,000 in property valuation, Hamler said.

A district homeowner currently pays $1,364 annually per $100,000 of property valuation.

The combined measure would be the first ballot issue the district has sought in 10 years.

“There is a need,” school board President Blythe Wood said.

The renovations at Whitehall-Yearling would increase classroom space and replace the grass turf in the stadium with artificial turf, Wood said.

Read the full story in the July 19 edition of the ThisWeek Whitehall News.