Thursday, December 21, 2006

McLeod West School Bond Vote

BROWNTON, Minn. - For the second time this year, voters in the McLeod West School District have rejected a bond referendum.

The 16.5 (m) million dollar proposal would have built a new K-through-12 school building.
Voters yesterday defeated the proposal by a margin of 203 votes. Last June, the bond failed by 201 votes.

The district currently has a high school in Brownton and an elementary school in Stewart.

So, the tally for School Levies in SD 18:

Annandale: PASSED
Atwater Grove City-Cosmos: FAILED
Dassel Cokato: FAILED
Glencoe Silver Lake: FAILED
McLeod West: FAILED

On the heels of previous levies that failed in 2005 as well. More to follow in previous bond results.

It's a sad day for schools in rural Minnesota. I hope that our elected leaders are mindful of what is happening here. We spoke about it legnth on the campaign trail. Senator Dille talked about school funding issues a decade ago...yet the status quo remains.

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