Voters in Blooming Prairie School District approve boths questions of a $34 million bond referendum in Tuesday’s election
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Voters in the Blooming Prairie School District approved both questions of a $34 million bond referendum in Tuesday’s election that will help reduce crowding in a district currently experiencing growth.  KAUS News spoke with Chris Stahlow, the Superintendent of the Blooming Prairie School District who talked about when the planning process for the referendum vote first started…

Stahlow stated that the district wanted to be certain that its voters were thoroughly informed about the referendum before they went to polls…

Superintendent Stahlow went on to talk about when the projects approved by the district’s voters will get started…

Stahlow added that the Blooming Prairie community has a long history of supporting its school system…

Question 1 of the referendum, which passed on a vote of 606 yes to 383 no will provide $27.6 million for additions and improvements to the elementary and junior/senior high school buildings in the district, including new classrooms, plus also new baseball and softball fields, work on parking lots, industrial tech upgrades, roof repairs and a performing arts center. Question 2, which was approved on a vote of 571 yes to 391 no requested $6.4 million for the acquisition and betterment of school sites, including a new high school gymnasium.     

The results of Tuesday’s election will be made official when the Blooming Prairie School Board meets to canvass the results of the election on November 10th. 

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