CLINTON — The Clinton School Board will decide tonight whether to once again ask the voters to renew the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy.

If the resolution passes, citizens will vote on the measure March 7.

PPEL was defeated by 54 votes during the Sept. 13 school board election. If passed, the levy would have provided the district with $433,000 per year for year 10 years for building repair and maintenance.

The voter-approved levy is made up of a combination of a 2 percent income surtax and 24 cents per $1,000 of taxable property valuation.

Clinton School District Superintendent Randy Clegg told the Herald in a phone interview this morning that the board needs to get the levy passed before the April 15 budget certification date.

The board also will be asked to add Clinton High School’s Cook Theatre improvement to the list of repair and improvement priorities.

“It was a recommendation from a small group that is working on the campaign,” Clegg said. The cost of upgrades is $400,000, which Clegg says is only half of what’s needed.

“The theater needs a new rigging system, new lights, new sounds and new seats at a total of about $800,000 for those items,” he explained.

Other projects earmarked for PPEL funds include athletic facilities development, roofing, masonry and pavement repair, life safety improvements and energy conservation projects as well as Clinton High School computer lab improvements, domestic piping and classroom univents.

The board tonight also will be asked to accept the furniture bids for the new Jefferson Elementary School, act on the resignation of an administrator and go into closed session for a parent appeal regarding a disciplinary decision.

The meeting will be held at city hall at 7 p.m.

The Clinton School Board will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Clinton High School Library with the Attendance Boundary Task Force Committee for the purpose of reviewing attendance boundary options.