Albion voters pass $27 million school project

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 December 2021 at 9:36 pm

ALBION – School district residents passed a $26,690,000 capital improvement project today by a 225-44-vote.

The project includes work at all three schools, the district office, the bus garage, and will put in new synthetic playing surfaces for football, soccer and softball. There will also be security enhancements to all of the school buildings.

“Thank you to everyone who came out and voted,” Superintendent Mickey Edwards said. “This project will greatly benefit all students in the district. We are excited to move forward and bring these needed upgrades to Albion.”

The next step is the design phase, which will begin in January and run through August 2022. Construction is expected to take place 2023-2024.

There will be no new tax impact on property owners. The local share of the project already has been saved in a capital reserve fund.