Public information session at at ADJ in Bessemer
Written by Jesse Baroka on April 18, 2019
BESSEMER – Whether on not continue a millage proposed by the Bessemer Area Board of Education will be on the ballot for Bessemer voters next month. In the first public information session back on the 9th in Ramsay nobody showed but for the second session in Bessemer more than a dozen district residents gathered Tuesday evening at A.D. Johnston Junior and High School in Bessemer. Superintendent Dave Wineburner led the session, which consisted of him narrating a related slide show and then opening the floor to questions. The Bessemer School board is asking for Bessemer residents to support a 2.05 mill bond measure in a May 7 election. If citizens vote to pass the new millage, it will translate to $1.3 million, which will be split between the AD Johnston and Washington school buildings and will include roofing projects, Foundation work, boiler system upgrades, Security upgrades and other technological upgrades, a new parking lot for Washington Elementary School, upgrades in ADJ’s gym, along with the construction of a bus garage. According to a flyer provided by the board, the proposed 2.05 mills translates to estimated annual taxes of $205 per year for a home value of $100,000 or $51.25 per year for a home valued at $25,000.