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Wilson Middle School students flood the school’s hallways following the final bell of a school day.

The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to endorse and support the Council Bluffs Community Schools school bond issue to renovate and upgrade Kirn and Wilson Middle Schools.

“Our board believes that supporting our children and schools is one of the best investments we can make,” said Denise McNitt, chair of the Chamber’s Board.

“When families are searching for a home, one of the top considerations they take into account is the quality of the community schools, and we need to make sure our educational product is top-notch,” she said. “We have seen the positive impact of the improvements made to all of the other school buildings in Council Bluffs, and it is time to complete the two middle schools.”

McNitt noted that the $37 million bond issue will cost an average household pennies a day and in the process, increase residential property value.

“When the construction is complete and the schools are modernized to accommodate today’s learning and safety standards, the result should increase homeowner equity and value,” McNitt said. “In the long-run, homeowners should view bond election as an opportunity investment in their own property value.”

The Chamber encourages all registered voters to go to the polls on Sept. 11, and cast a “yes” vote in support.

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Polling sites are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and are located at:

  • Carter Lake City Hall, 950 Locust St., Carter Lake
  • Crescent Elementary School, 401 East Welch St., Crescent
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Avenue B, Council Bluffs
  • Broadway United Methodist Church, 11 South First St., Council Bluffs
  • Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 South Seventh St., Council Bluffs
  • Queen of Apostles Church, 3304 Fourth Ave., Council Bluffs

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