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Cass Lake-Bena Schools pursues bonding referendum for new elementary, renovations

 

October 24, 2022



Oct. 21—CASS LAKE — Five years after voters denied a ballot measure that would have allowed Cass Lake-Bena Public Schools to borrow millions for a series of facilities improvements, the school district is conducting a second attempt to address spacing and safety needs that continue to affect the district.

Approving a resolution at an Aug. 17 special board meeting, the Cass Lake-Bena school board is now seeking permission from voters to sell $39.75 million in bonds to build a new elementary school for kindergarten through fifth grade and remodel the current elementary school to house district offices and the Area Learning Center.

When the Nov. 8 general election arrives, voters will answer the ballot question, "Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 115 (Cass Lake-Bena Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $39,750,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new elementary school; and the construction of improvements to repurpose and remodel the existing elementary school facility for use as an early childhood and preschool site, alternative learning center, and district service center?"

https://www.yahoo.com/now/cass-lake-bena-schools-pursues-023700573.html

 

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