Papillion, La Vista voters to decide on bond issue for school projects

Oct 25, 2012

Voters in the Papillion-La Vista School District will decide November 6 if the district should borrow $59.6 million for two new elementary schools and renovations to six buildings.

PLV superintendent Rick Black says a 20 year study projected the school district would grow two percent per year. Black says it’s exceeded that, and the projects are needed to accommodate the anticipated growth west of 96th Street and south of Giles Road.

“We need to figure out how to handle the overcrowding situations we have at our two westernmost elementary schools to not only accommodate their overcrowding but also accommodate this next wave of growth coming to the district.”

Black says PLV’s current fourth and fifth grade classes will push the Junior High schools over capacity by the 2015 school year. Papillion-La Vista has 14 elementary schools, two Junior High schools, and two High Schools.

If voters approve the bond issue, the projects will be done over three to four years. More information is available at