The Colorado River Union High School District will hold an open house and informational session Thursday (October 20) for interested voters about the school bond proposal on the November 8 ballot. It begins at 10:30 am in the Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce auditorium, 1251 Highway 95.
District officials have already addressed questions about the bond before numerous service, professional and political organizations in Bullhead City, Ft. Mohave and Mohave Valley.
The proposed bond has three main components: educational, technological, security and athletic improvements not covered by the Arizona School Facilities Board for both Mohave and River Valley High Schools, and the construction of a multi-purpose community events center that would house District academic programs such as career and technical education (CTE) as well as local and regional athletic activities.
Residential property tax bond rates are projected to be lowered to $3.44 per month for the average homeowner in the District, or $3.89 per month ($46.70 annually) per $100,000 assessed valuation. The bond could be paid off early due to new business construction, such as DOT Foods’ distribution center and the Ft. Mohave WalMart, increased new residential construction, and revenue from the events center.
Superintendent Riley Frei noted that it is not unprecedented for an Arizona school district to build and operate a large-scale, revenue-generating event center. Round Valley High School and the Round Valley Unified School District own the Round Valley Ensphere in Eager, the first of its kind in both the state and the U.S.
Additional information about the bond and its itemized projects is posted at www.cruhsdeventcenter.com.