$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.