Ballots are due today in the Eastmont School District special election for a bond package.

The $117 million capital improvement bond is before voters again after narrowly missing the 60 percent threshold to pass in February.

The district says the State Legislature’s increase in state-provided construction funds will increase the state match for the project by $7 million - $20 million to $27 million..

The Eastmont School Board voted unanimously to fast-track another vote on the bond just days after it failed by a fraction of a point - 50.5 percent.

The deadline for in-person registration and voter updates for the Election is 8 pm at a Voter Service Center

Ballot Drop Box: Return ballots to a ballot drop box, no stamp required

By Mail: No stamp needed to return ballot. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by today.

According to the district, the bond would modernize three of Eastmont’s oldest and most overcrowded schools - Cascade, Kenroy, and Lee Elementary - and include major upgrades at Rock Island Elementary.

“The improvements would include the replacement of fifteen aging portable classrooms with new brick-and-mortar classrooms,” the district stated in a release.

The district says the boost in state funding will reduce the local taxpayer contribution because the district will not be increasing the scope of projects in the next bond.

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