Voters reject South Washington County Schools $462.6M bond request

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Southeast metro area voters have rejected a $462.6 million bond request put forth by the South Washington County Schools district.

District officials said the bond was to go toward the construction of two elementary schools, expansion of three high schools, and improvements to facilities districtwide, as well as land acquisition.

However, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website, more than 65% of residents voted against the measure.

“We are lucky to be in a growing community but we are now in a place where we must make more difficult decisions,” Superintendent Julie Nielsen said in a statement. “As shared prior to the vote, we will look to modify the existing plan and make necessary changes to address student growth where it is occurring in the district.”

KSTP’s complete election results