By ANDREA POTEET
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW – Riverview Community Schools may ask voters to decide again on a school improvement millage Aug. 7.
At their April 24 meeting, school board members approved an application to qualify for bonds from the state treasury, the first step in getting a proposal on the ballot.
The 30-year proposal is slightly different from a similar one that failed in February, and has been slimmed down from $43 million to $32 million.
The new proposal eliminates several projects including the construction of a new cafeteria and additional gym at Riverview High School and an addition to the cafeteria at Seitz Middle School.
Technology upgrades, roof and window replacements and security improvements are still included in the package.
At the meeting, several residents complained that a survey the district sent out did not reach them. District representatives said the surveys were sent to a random sample of 400 residents.
They also said they will not put the issue on the November ballot should it fail in August.
Supt. Russell Pickell did not return phone calls seeking comment by press time.