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G-T bond issue passes

April 6, 2018
David Swartz - Managing Editor (apeterson@esthervillenews.net) , Estherville News

Graettinger-Terril School District voters passed a $9.7 million measure to fund improvements at both district buildings on Tuesday.

According to the unofficial elections results, there were 658 'yes' votes and 410 'no' votes. That's a margin of 61.6 percent to 38.3 percent. Passages requires 60 percent approval.

The bond issue will fund a new addition and gymnasium in Graettinger.

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The revenue would be used to create new learning environments to accommodate advanced programs and curriculum and provide quality education opportunities.

The bond issue would provide funding for a new addition to the Terril building, which would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices, which would also access the existing gym. Restrooms in the Terril building would also be updated.

At the Graettinger Middle/High School, the major portion of the proposed project calls for a new addition to the south of the existing school building. It would include a secure main entrance through the administration offices, as well as new science classroom and laboratory spaces, as well as a new industrial technology and vocation agriculture classrooms and laboratory spaces.

The final component of the building project would be the construction of a new competition gymnasium with locker room facilities.

Construction will begin once the school district identifies the general contractor and sells bonds to finance the project.

 
 
 

 

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