Seward voters to decide on school bond issue

Seward school district voters are being asked to approve a bond issue for a new middle school.

The nearly $18 million bond issue is being voted on Tuesday. If the bond passes, the building would be built on the northeast side of town.

The district has an option on 40 acres of land there. The current middle school was built in the early 1900s but has been added onto since.  Superintendent Greg Barnes says the old school the mechanical, plumbing, electrical and heating and air conditioning systems are on their last legs.  Some areas are fenced off due to crumbling walls.

The polls will close at 8 p.m. for the special election.