Barnum school referendum passesUnofficial results from Tuesday’s vote indicate that the Barnum public school referendum passed 306-160. The votes will be certified Tuesday.
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s vote indicate that the Barnum public school referendum passed 306-160. The votes will be certified Tuesday.
The district had asked voters to approve a $1.9 million referendum to pay for an 8,000-square-foot addition with three new classrooms and a new administrative office area, as well as remodeling and a new, energy-efficient freezer for the elementary school kitchen. Passing the referendum will not raise property owners’ taxes, because the district is one of a handful of capital loan schools in the state. As such, the state will essentially provide an up-front loan for the work.
This is the second successful referendum in recent years. In 2002, voters approved a $1.6 million referendum that paid for upgrades throughout district buildings.