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:
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.