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District 518 calls for two-question August referendum

WORTHINGTON — Independent School District 518 has new proposals for district residents to consider on Aug. 14.  

After more than an hour and a half of deliberation during a Friday morning special Board of Education meeting, the board approved a two-question Aug. 14 ballot in an ongoing effort to solve space and facility needs.

The first question relates to a $35 million bond proposal to be utilized for an intermediate school for grades three through five. The board plans to supplement that request with its own funds necessary to complete the estimated $36.4 million project.

While more board members hesitated about approving a second question, voters will also be asked to support $4 million toward athletic field improvements. Specific details — such as location, a new field or improvements to the existing Trojan Field — are yet to be determined.

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