School Board Discusses Possible $160 Million Bond Referendum For New Tech and Updated Apollo
ST. CLOUD - The St. Cloud area school district took it's first look at a possible referendum for a new Tech High School and updated Apollo High School.
The referendum was described in three parts on Wednesday night. The first ballot question asks for $153.3 million for a new Tech and to update Apollo High School, $4.2 million for district technology improvements and $2.5 million for security upgrades at seven elementary schools and South Junior High.
There are additional proposals for adding space to an auditorium in the new Tech and for building two field houses at the new school and Apollo that would raise the price by $12.5 million.
The second and third potential referendum questions would be dependent on the first question passing and would ask for $17 million to create a K-8 school at Clearview Elementary and $3 million for a 200-seat theater at Kennedy Community School
School board chair Dennis Whipple says the board is waiting for further recommendations from administration on if items two and three should be included in the referendum.
The board hopes to finalize its referendum question at it's meeting on June 25th.