Voters say 'Yes' to new high school
School District 833 voters supported all three questions in Tuesday's referendum with a total voter turnout of 12,773 residents. There are 49,000 registered voters in the district, according to Mike Vogel, assistant to the superintendent for facilities.
On Question 1, 57.84 percent approved spending $107 million to build a third high school, make equity improvements to Park and Woodbury high schools, and build two eight-classroom additions onto Grey Cloud Elementary School and Cottage Grove Junior High School. Of voters, 42.16 percent opposed the first question.
On Question 2, 61.03 percent voted in favor of replacing mechanical heating and cooling systems in secondary schools for $42 million with 38.97 percent voting against.
On Question 3, 52.20 percent voted in favor of spending $1 million a year for 10 years on technology.