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Minot Residents Vote On New School Bond

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The day is finally here. Minot residents have been out today casting their votes to decide the future of Minot Public Schools through the revised school bond.

Hundreds of voters have made a trip here to the Minot Auditorium to cast their votes on a scaled down bond issue. After a $125 million bond was voted down in December, officials came back with a re-worked $39.5 million version that will address over-crowding at the middle school level.

The project includes the construction of a new 550 student elementary school in Southeast Minot, classroom additions for Perkett Elementary and Edison Elementary and district-wide security upgrades.

"It's the choice of the public. We do our best to present information to get the enrollments out there, and what our challenges are. But at the end of the day, it is the public's choice as to whether or not it will pass. That's the intent of the state Legislature, and it is that local school districts are the ones who ultimately make that choice," says Superintendent Mark Vollmer.

The bond issue needs a 60 percent or greater majority to pass. 

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