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Proposition 2 information meeting held in Palmyra

PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) - School officials in Palmyra are turning to residents to help make schools safer. This April voters will have the option to vote yes or no on Proposition 2 - a no tax-increase bond issue.

The $6 million from the bond would go toward various projects for all of the school buildings, but Superintendent Eric Churchwell says the first priority is safety.  He says they would look to better secure the entrances at several of buildings and also add an early childhood center at the elementary school.

"We currently have our early childhood and special ed off campus, it's set up at a building we rent, and it's kind of a safety issue; them being out by themselves," Churchwell says.

Parents say given recent school shootings, school safety is definitely on the top of their priority list.

"The biggest thing is the security of our children. You know, I have one in middle school and one in the elementary school, and those are very accessible buildings. It's great for parents and the community to come into those buildings, but it's also, unfortunately, the other spectrum is that you don't know who could come into those buildings," said father of two Andrew Edwards.

Other projects include repaving the high school parking lot and some energy upgrades.

The vote takes place April 8th.

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