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Minco school district voters approved a $13.5 million bond issue on Tuesday, April 2 which will build a new high school.

By Jon Watje
Managing Editor

A Minco school bond in the amount of $13.5 million to build a new high school and auditorium passed with flying colors on Tuesday night.

According to the election board, the bond issue passed 487-94, with about 84 percent voting in approval. Being a school bond issue, it required at least a 60 percent approval rate.

"I am so happy for the kids and the community," said Minco Superintendent Kevin Sims. "This took a lot of work, a lot of hours, planning and discussion. I never would believe five years ago when I came to Minco that we would be building a new school."

Sims said now that the bond issue passed, the next step was for the district to sell revenue bonds to receive the funding for the project. He expected the bonds to be sold sometime in August and groundwork to begin in September of this year. Sims said he expects the school to be completed in the summer of 2015.

The 41,972 square foot school will be built on 40 acres of land across the street from the Dollar General store on 10th and Sager Road.

The school will include a new auditorium that will seat 1,000. The high school's current auditorium seats about 450.


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