News Release

The Benton Community School District is proposing a $48.5 million general obligation bond (in addition to approximately $10 million sales tax revenue to cover the balance) referendum on March 7, 2023, for long-overdue facility improvements. The bond proposes improvements at Atkins Elementary School, upgrades to the Middle/High School, and construction of a new PK-6th Elementary School Building in Van Horne. The improvements include much-needed deferred maintenance, and will set the foundation for the district to offer robust academic and extracurricular activities and rewarding experiences for students and staff. For more information, go to