BREAKING: Voters approve all three measures in Minot Public Schools referendum
MINOT, N.D. - Voters in Minot approved two bonding measures totaling roughly $100 million, aimed at expanding the Minot Public School district and alleviating overcrowding, unofficial results indicate.
According to the Ward County Auditor’s Office, the first measure to create a second 9-12 high school on north hill and turn Central Campus into a third middle school passed with roughly 84% of the vote.
The Auditor indicated the second measure to create a recreation center passed with roughly 78% of the vote.
A third measure to increase the debt limit also passed. The first two measures needed 60% approval, while the third needed majority approval (50% + 1).
“We’re thrilled! This is an exciting time for Minot Public Schools and the community of Minot. We said from the beginning as we started these discussions last summer, this isn’t just about a new high school, it’s about realigning the way we offer educational opportunities for our kids,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Mark Vollmer.
It’s the first bonding measure to create a new high school to pass in the district since 1969.
The results are unofficial, as election officials still need to canvas.
Here’s a full breakdown of the unofficial results:
Question 1 (high school/middle school realignment):
Over votes: 0
Under votes: 6
Total votes: 4,358
Question 2 (recreation facility):
Over votes: 2
Under votes: 13
Total votes: 4,356
Question 3 (raising debt limit):
Over votes: 2
Under votes: 14
Total votes: 4,359
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