Target Range School is asking voters in their district for a much needed upgrade.

According to the school’s website, the school hasn’t had a significant upgrade for over 25 years, and some parts of the school haven’t been changed in 50 years.

Superintendent Corey Austin explained the reason for an $8.47 million bond issue on May 7.

“We’re trying to improve the safety and security and learning environment here at Target Range School and we’ve been undertaking this process that’s been in the works for about 19 months now,” said Austin. “We’ve had a wide open, transparent sharing of information with people so that when the election comes up on May 7th they can make an informed decision.”

Austin said the $8.47 million is a 20 year safety and learning bond.

“For a bond of that amount in our school district, if you have a $300,000 home, it’s about $241 a year, or about $20.14 a month for 20 years,” he said. “We’ll have a safety and security vestibule and entrance, dynamic learning spaces, upgraded science labs, performing arts with designated practice and room spaces. It means a visual arts designated room space, and for our pre-k through fourth grade, our elementary kids, a multi-purpose room.”

Austin said the plans for expansion will fit inside the school’s present footprint. If the bond passes in May, they’ll be obtaining building permits and preparing for construction.

“We’re hoping by the fall being able to break ground,” he said. “The projection is the start of fall 2020 would be when we’re in our new facility.”

Get more details on the school’s plans by visiting their website.