Ontario School District wants bond to improve security, drive construction projects

The Ontario School District is taking a new request for a bond measure to the voters in May. (The Enterprise/File).

ONTARIO – Voters in the Ontario School District will see a familiar item on their ballot for the May special election — a bond measure to pay for school construction and better security for the district’s roughly 2,400 students.

The Ontario School Board unanimously voted during its February meeting to ask voters to approve a $25 million bond issue, two years after a similar proposal was narrowly defeated.

The May 2017 package was shot down with 1,076 voting in favor and 1,256 against.

If approved in this May’s election, the bond would pay for a new building on the middle school campus.

It would also renovate and expand four other schools . . .