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South Prairie School Set to Expand

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South Prairie School District residents voted yes to approve a $12 Million Dollar Bond that will be used to build a second story and add several more classrooms to the existing school building.

  This will keep graduating 8th Graders at South Prairie to attend High School and add much needed space for Junior High and Elementary Students.  With a growing community, Principal Groninger says this is a big step in the right direction. 

"There was a movement for the three graded elementary schools to get together and form a K-12 district years ago.  That didn't happen, but I think in many people's minds it was on the back of their minds, that maybe one day it will still happen.  There's a lot of pride, as there is in every community, and now South Prairie can take one more step to having a more close-knit community," stated Groninger.

The bond vote passed with an unofficial count of 281 votes in favor of the expansion to just 68 votes against.  Groninger expects bids to bid out the project after New Years. 

Groninger also noted that when the new 22nd story addition is complete, students becoming Freshman and Sophomores will need to attend High School at the South Prairie School; while Juniors and Seniors attending a Minot Public School System High School will have the option to choose whether to continue attending their current school, or return to South Prairie.

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