March 27, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 72

Bessemer school board seeks bond referendum

BESSEMER — The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $6.67 million bond referendum for what officials are calling a “major infrastructure update.”

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Sun shines on A.D. Johnston Junior-Senior High School in Bessemer Monday. The Bessemer Area Schools Board of Education is asking voters to approve a $6.67 million bond referendum for infrastructure updates.

The district is looking to create a more energy-efficient, healthy and safe educational environment at both schools, according to district administrator Mark Johnson.

The school board approved a bond referendum request this month and plans to hold two public meetings to discuss the project. The first will be April 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school. The second meeting will be April 30, at a time and place ye...