Prosser votes to put bond for school on ballot

PROSSER -- The Prosser School Board voted 4-0 Tuesday to ask Prosser voters to pass a $41.3 million, 20-year bond to pay for building a new high school east of Art Fiker Stadium.

The bond will be on the ballot Feb. 8, said Superintendent Ray Tolcacher.

One board member was absent at Tuesday's meeting, but that will not affect the validity of the vote, he said.

Property owners in the district could expect to pay $2.58 per $1,000 of assessed property value for the bond, or $258 per year for a $100,000 home.

The school district would receive an additional $23.5 million in matching state money.

The new high school would open in time for the 2014-15 school year, Tolcacher said.