Shelby school bond passes. 

May 4, 2021

Shelby school bond passes. 

Voters in the Shelby Public School District passed a 3.64 mill bond proposal Tuesday during the school election, 899-642, unofficially. The millage is expected to generate $33 million for district-wide improvements, including the construction of a new elementary school. 

The district, which has an enrollment of approximately 1,200 students, operates four school buildings ranging in age from 24-66 years old with the high school as the newest building constructed in 1997, said Superintendent Tim Reeves.

In addition to a new elementary school that would be constructed north of the high school, the proposal calls for transitioning the current elementary schools — Thomas Read and New Era — to early childhood and community resources facilities. Also included in the proposal are renovations to the high school and middle school buildings.

There are 6,197 registered voters in the Shelby Public School District and 1,549 voted Tuesday. 

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