Voters in the Grain Valley School District will soon have the opportunity to consider a bond issue that will complete the second phase of the newest school in the district.

Voters in the Grain Valley School District will soon have the opportunity to consider a bond issue that will complete the second phase of the newest school in the district.

The Grain Valley Board of Education approved placing a $3 million, no-tax-increase bond issue on the Feb. 7 ballot at its meeting Nov. 17.

Funds from the bond issue will go toward finishing construction on Grain Valley North Middle School, which is east of the Central Office and Early Childhood Center on Pink Hill Road. The first phase was completed in summer 2010 as a result of a $5.9 million bond approved by voters in 2009.

The 32,000-square-foot facility includes classrooms, administrative and support staff offices and a multi-purpose room.

The second phase, which would begin construction next spring, would include the gymnasium, a commons area and a six-classroom wing. The multi-purpose room will then be converted into a media center. The classroom wing will include a science room and space for instrumental and vocal music.

If there is additional funding, a production kitchen will also be constructed at Grain Valley North. Currently, only Grain Valley South Middle School has a production kitchen, meaning food must be delivered to the new middle school from other district facilities. The kitchen would include appliances as well as an expanded road behind the school to allow for deliveries.