School bond vote date set

The Kenmare school board has set April 8 as the date for another bond issue election. In November voters turned down a $14 million bond issue that would have paid for new school construction and renovation.

Superintendent Duane Mueller said the board has scaled back the proposal and the second bond issue will be for $7.5 million. If passed, it would pay for a new gymnasium, remodeling of the vocational agriculture area and construction of new classrooms at the high school. A 60 percent or greater majority is required to pass the bond issue.

Mueller said the school district has increased enrollment and its buildings are outdated.

Mueller said public forums will be held to provide information about the bond issue in the coming weeks.