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A peek at the flyer that will be sent out to all the residents in the Logan-Magnolia School District providing an overview of the proposed Logan-Magnolia School facilities update project.

*Editor's Note: In a  prior print story, in the list of the main facets of the proposed project, there was an incorrect statement about one of them. And in another print story, there was an incorrect date stated for the election. The information below is correct. We apologize for the mistakes.

LOGAN -- The Logan-Magnolia School District will be sending out a flyer soon to all District residents that provides detailed information regarding the proposed School facilities update project with the vote on the bond proposal set for April.

The proposed project includes the moving and renovations of the science rooms; building of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) shop, aka an Industrial Tech building; construction of a monolithic domed gym, which will double as a storm shelter and the renovation of the old high school art room into a new elementary library.

Here are some of the details that can be found on the flyer:

*The total project cost is roughly $6.9 million with $5.34 million of that in a bond proposal to be determined by a public election

*On April 2, you can go to the polls, at the Logan-Magnolia School District, and vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

*You can fill out an absentee ballot but the request form must be received by the County Auditor's Office by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election

*The rest of the project will be paid for using one-cent funds, which the District receives from the State

*The total project cost is 26 percent less than the last plan, and the bond proposal is 43 percent less than the last plan

So how will this improve the education of Logan-Magnolia students? The question is answered this way on the flyer: This comprehensive plan will benefit students at all levels in the Logan-Magnolia Community School District. We focused on adding/updating classrooms to meet our expanding curriculum needs, improve student safety and encourage teacher and student collaboration.

More information will continue to released as the proposed project continues forward. Keep checking online and in the print copies of The Twiner-Herald to stay up to date!