Grain Valley voters go to the polls in less than a month to decide on a $3.8 million bond issue for school improvements.

Passing the bond issue on Feb. 4 would not raise taxes.

The district plans security upgrades, such as making the entrances at all six schools and the central office like the one at the North Middle School, where visitors have to be buzzed in and then check in at the office.

“That’s our only building that’s like that. We want to make all our buildings more secure,” Assistant Superintendent Mark Snow said at Tuesday’s Grain Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Last year, voters approved a $4.6 million bond issue to add space at the high school, and officials project significant growth in enrollment in the years ahead.

“For the next several years, we’re going to be really focusing on the high school,” Snow said.

This year’s bond issue would pay for such things at the high school as a greenhouse, an industrial arts shop space and space for Project Lead the Way. Also, the older part of the school, where the office is, needs a new roof, Snow said.