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“Support our Schools” organizational meeting set for 5:30 p.m. July 27

WORTHINGTON - All interested citizens are invited to attend an initial organizational meeting for the "Support our Schools" effort, which will aim to help educate -- and promote to the public -- the District 518 school building bond referendum.

WORTHINGTON – All interested citizens are invited to attend an initial organizational meeting for the “Support our Schools” effort, which will aim to help educate -- and promote to the public -- the District 518 school building bond referendum.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. July 27 in the cafeteria at Worthington High School, 1211 Clary St.

“We hope people will bring ideas on how to organize the campaign, and ideas for methods to educate the public about the bond referendum,” said Dan Greve, an early volunteer.

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“Everyone is welcome, and showing up doesn’t necessarily obligate you to a particular task or role.”

Greve, who chaired the district’s successful 2014 operating referendum drive, stressed that anyone who supports the cause is encouraged to attend, and to bring others who might be willing to lend a hand.

“These campaigns need a lot of different talents,” said Greve. “You might be a behind-the-scenes person, or a more vocal, out-in-the-community type person, but we need a broad range of talent involved.

“This is simply an organizational meeting,” he continued. “We’re hoping to get other people who are supportive of the project on board, people who want to help with ‘get out the vote’ efforts.”

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The first portion of the question that District 518 voters will see on their Nov. 8 ballots reads as follows: “Shall the school board of ISD 518 (Worthington) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $79 million to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities?”

The “Support our Schools” organizational meeting is open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the WHS cafeteria.

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