$190 Million Bond For New Schools Heading To Voters

SIOUX FALLS – Voters will have the final say on $190 million bond proposal for new schools in Sioux Falls.

The school board voted Monday to send the referendum to a special election on Sept. 18. It would be the district’s largest referendum ever.

The money would be used to build a new high school, middle school and elementary school by 2024 – to solve the district’s overcrowding issues.

The 25-year bond would increase the average homeowner’s property taxes by about $24 a year.

According to a survey of voters last month, roughly 89% agreed with the proposal.

“When you are that open with the process that you use, the result then I think is going to be mostly positive,” said Kent Alberty, The Sioux Falls School Board President.

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