Voters support Elder Grove School District bond issue

2012-12-11T20:13:00Z 2012-12-12T09:47:03Z Voters support Elder Grove School District bond issueGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
December 11, 2012 8:13 pm  • 

Elder Grove School District released its unofficial final special bond results. Voters favored a $5 million bond to expand the school to accommodate its growing population.

Of 1,905 registered voters, 1,019 cast ballots, which were sent out by the Yellowstone County Elections Office, 58.94 percent of which were in favor of the bond.

The general-obligation bond passed with 596 votes in favor and 423 votes against it.

The school, which is west of Billings and covers about 62 square miles all the way to Molt, had 427 students as of Monday, an increase of 12.5 percent from the 2011-2012 school year.

The ballot says the school addition would "include classrooms, a library and computer lab; adding a parking lot; related improvements; and paying costs associated with the sale and issuance of such bonds."

Construction may begin in spring 2014, said Justin Klebe, Elder Grove's principal and the district's superintendent.

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