Survey: Voters Would Likely Support Bond Referendum For New Tech and Apollo Upgrades
ST. CLOUD - A new survey says a majority of voters would likely support a bond referendum to build a new Tech High School and update Apollo High School.
The survey was revealed to the St. Cloud school board on Wednesday night. 625 randomly selected St. Cloud School District residents participated in the survey.
The survey showed 60 percent of people supported a possible $160 million bond referendum and 38 percent opposed. 64 percent surveyed said they would support a $17 million bond contingent and 33 percent opposed.
The survey asked participants for their general thoughts on proposed tax increases to benefit schools, 56 percent said they would support some tax raises, 23 percent would support all tax raises and 20 percent would oppose all tax increases.
Voters will need to approve the building of a new Tech High School and updates to Apollo High School this fall through a referendum. Under the current referendum draft, a new Tech and Apollo renovations, along with technology and security improvements across the district would be $160 million.