BREAKING NEWS: Bond passes for Mott-Regent school project

The Mott-Regent School District is getting their new school.

The proposed plan calls for renovations to the current high school building, and constructing a new, two-story elementary school building. The old elementary building would be demolished. (Photo by Cole Benz/The Herald)
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By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor

The Mott-Regent School District is getting their new school.

After a mail-in ballot was accepted during the school board canvassing meeting Monday evening, the total vote count was 639, with 390 for the bond, and 249 against it, surpassing the required 60 percent to pass. The school board unanimously voted to approved the vote count.

This puts to rest an issue that has been a hot topic for more than two years. In 2014, the public voted down a proposed project that would have cost $14 million. Outgoing school board president Kevin Roth said that this new plan is a good compromise from the one two years ago.

The new project cost is $8.696 million and will include repairs to the high school, demolition of the current elementary school, and the construction a new elementary school.

Construction is anticipated to take one year, with the plan that students will walk the halls of the new building in August of 2017.

Check the June 24 edition of The Herald for the full story.

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