Minot says ‘yes’ to bond issue

Minot voters have approved a $39.5 million bond issue to pay for construction of a new elementary school, two new elementary school additions and safety and security measures at schools throughout the district.

The bond issue passed with 3,977 votes in favor, or 66.96 percent of the vote, and 1,962 no votes, or 33.04 percent against. The total number of voters was 5,940 votes.

“This is good news,” said Superintendent Mark Vollmer, who said work will begin immediately on the construction plans.

Voters defeated a $125 million bond issue on Dec. 10. The bond issue passed on Tuesday was a scaled back version. It is the first school bond issue approved by Minot voters since 1969, when voters approved a bond issue to pay for construction of Minot High School-Magic City Campus.