The Madison School Board approved on Monday night the recommendations made by a building renovation committee and also declared the need to hold a bond election to raise part of the funds to update the Madison High School building.
The entire school board met in a special session and gave its okay to a revised $14.5-million plan to make improvements and additions to the high school building that opened as an educational facility in 1965.
Tom Farrell, school board president, said the school building, while structurally sound, was in need of modernization.
"So many parts of the building are the same as when it was built," Farrell said.
The board members also approved a resolution that called for a bond issuance of about $6.3 million to help fund the renovation project. The school district will put the bond issue to a public vote on Nov. 8, needing 60 percent of school district voters to approve the measure.