South Prairie voters approve $12 million bond issue

South Prairie voters passed a $12 million bond issue Tuesday that will fund a new high school.

School business manager Shannon Erie said the unofficial vote was 281votes in favor and 68 against. The total number of votes was 349. The bond issue passed with 80.5 percent of the vote.

Erie said taxes will not go up for residents in the district because they will now be able to stop paying tuition to send high school students to school in other districts such as Minot.

Construction on the high school, which will be located on the same lot as K-8 school 10 miles south of Minot, will begin in May 2014. The high school is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2015, Erie said.

Andrea Johnson