On Feb. 14, voters in the Pleasant Grove and Dale school districts will each decide a bond issue that would result in the construction of new facilities.

On Feb. 14, voters in the Pleasant Grove and Dale school districts will each decide a bond issue that would result in the construction of new facilities.

The Dale School District bond issue is for $10 million and would allow the district to construct a new high school and gymnasium. If passed, the bond issue would cause an increase of $1.65 for every $100 paid in property taxes annually.

"Our high school building was built in the early 1930s," Dale Superintendent Charlie Dickinson said. "It is a very old brick and plaster wall building and is extremely outdated. The cost of maintenance is very high year-to-year. It was a good building in its time but it needs to be replaced."

The Dale Pirates have are playing basketball in a gym that is outdated and it's time to give the students a new facility to play in, Dickinson said.

The new gymnasium will double the amount of seating to an estimated 1,200, triple the amount of restrooms available and add air-conditioning to the facility, Dickinson said."Our gymnasium was built in 1983. It was a good building when it was built, but we've significantly outgrown it. When we play our rivals, the crowds overwhelm the gym. It's time Dale Public Schools have something new. This is all about our kids.”

The new high school building will consist of 20 classrooms, seven more than the current high school. Added features would also include a science lab, computer lab and added security features, Dickinson said.

If passed, the new high school would be built in front of the current building and the old one would eventually be demolished, Dickinson said.

If the bond is passed, this would be the first tax increase in over 40 years, Dickinson said.

The Pleasant Grove School District will decide an $810,000 bond issue that would result in the construction of a new classroom addition and storm shelter.

If passed, for every $100 paid in property taxes annually, taxes would increase $36.93.

"This addition would provide a safe environment for our students during inclement weather," Superintendent Scott Roper said. "The new building would also offer classroom space for our growing student population."

The classrooms will serve as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten complex. The storm shelter would be open to the public when school is not in session, Roper said.

Currently, the school is forced to shut down during tornado warnings, Roper said. The new addition would allow for school to remain open during bad weather.

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

School bond issues must pass by a 60 percent supermajority.

You can reach Adam at (405) 214-3940.