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BREAKING: Voters approve all three measures in Minot Public Schools referendum

Voters in the Minot Public School district took to the polls on three measures aimed at...
Voters in the Minot Public School district took to the polls on three measures aimed at expanding Minot Public School facilities and alleviating overcrowding in the district.(none)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 8:27 PM CST
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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):

Yes: 3,647

No: 705

Over votes: 0

Under votes: 6

Total votes: 4,358

Question 2 (recreation facility):

Yes: 3,376

No: 965

Over votes: 2

Under votes: 13

Total votes: 4,356

Question 3 (raising debt limit):

Yes: 3,323

No: 1,020

Over votes: 2

Under votes: 14

Total votes: 4,359

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