The Grain Valley School District has done a good job over the years in keeping up with rapid growth.

The district needs voter approval on Tuesday to continue that effort. A $5.9 million bond issue would begin paying for a second middle school.

The measure would not raise taxes. Passage requires approval from two-thirds of the voters.

This bond issue would pay for the first of three phases in building the school at the Pink Hill Road campus, east of the central office. Work would start this spring.

The community is growing. The district says the current middle school is pretty snug and that bigger kindergarten classes today will mean bigger middle school classes soon enough. It’s important that facilities be maintained in line with projected student needs.