There were some tears and high emotion at the Dixon School Board meeting Wednesday evening as the board had to decide if they really wanted to approve the sale of $21 million in bonds.
This sale was to pay for the needed Health Life Safety repairs at Dixon Schools. The vast majority of this money would be going towards the Dixon High School.
School Board member Brad Sibley was one of those who voiced his frustration at the sale and said in his opinion it was not in the best interest of the students or the community. He went on to say that this money will not benefit the students or better their environment one bit.
Board member Jill Stoker said she wanted to get on the School Board to make a difference for the students. Stoker agreed with Sibley that this $21 million is simply an expensive bandaid and in her words, the students will still get the shaft in the end.
Board President Pam Tourtillot said she too wishes the voters had seen things the boards way, but she said they did not.
She went on to say the board now had the obligation to do what the community wants and try to give the students as safe of an environment as they can.
The bond resolution sale was approved on a 4-3 vote with Sibley and Stoker reluctantly voting approval.
The bond sale will be handled by the Robert W. Baird and Company out of Milwaukee Wisconsin and it will take 20 years to pay them off.