ISD 518 Referendum Results
The results of the latest bond referendum election held on Tuesday, November 5th are in. All three questions on the ballot have passed. This means District 518 will be bonding for up to $33.7 million in funds to build an intermediate school for 900 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. The district will also be refinancing the 2017A bond and therefore those funds will become eligible for the Ag2School Credit.
ISD 518 has faced challenges related to space, safety, and security as enrollment has continued to increase and enrollment projections come to fruition. Throughout these challenges, the district has worked to provide excellence in education for all students within our district. The passage of these three referendum ballot items will afford the school board the funds needed to address the needs that are present in our district now, and some of the needs that will likely present themselves in the future.
The approval of this referendum will set up our district and community for success and prosperity as students and staff are able to teach and learn in the spaces they deserve and our agricultural community is able to utilize a tax credit set in place by the state to offset the financial burden laid upon them. It was through community feedback and suggestions that this plan was decided upon by the school board. District 518 would like to extend a special thank you to all those who offered thoughts and ideas throughout the process of arriving at a community supported solution.
With this result comes the assurance of the support of our community. ISD 518 would like to thank our community, students, and staff for all of their support. Without the backing of these people, it would not be possible to provide the excellent quality of education that is offered at District 518.
For more information on the plan for the referendum, please visit www.building518excellence.com/needandplan.
Posted on Tue, November 5, 2019
by Parker Sandhurst