Area Districts Approve Bond Issue and PPEL
The New Hampton School district will be able to continue with their plans of building additions to the school buildings.
In a special election held Tuesday, a $19 million bond was placed before voters in the district. The issue needed a 60% super majority for passage, and received 62.2%. The unofficial vote tally was 1,252 "yes", to 760 "no" votes.
The additions will include a new gym, an Agriculture Tech Center, and new classrooms for grades 5 through 8.
There was no indication when construction would begin.
A special election was also held in the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which includes Guttenberg and Garnavillo.
The public measure was for a ten-year Physical Plant and Equipment levy.
The levy passed by an unofficial vote total of 613 "yes", to 441 "no", or by 58%. It needed a simple majority.
Almost 30% of eligible school district voters went to the polls.