MNW plans $8.8 million bond for school renovation, construction

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12 Aug 2018

Joe Sutter

The Manson Northwest Webster School District will ask the citizens of the district to support a general obligation bond of $8.8 million to keep up with current growth and prepare for more growth in the future.

The money will be used for renovation and construction purposes at both the elementary in Barnum and junior high/high school building in Manson in response to the increased enrollment.

“Our class sizes are coming up,” Superintendent Justin Daggett said. “That’s the main driver of this.

“I’m going on my seventh year now. When I started in 2012 as the elementary school principal, we were 48-55 kids a grade. Now with a lot of those grade levels are now between 60 and 70. As they’re coming up into the junior high/high school we’re running out of room.”

The vote will be held Sept. 11.

The school board voted unanimously to approve moving forward with the bond issue last month.

Two public meetings will be held to provide more information on the project. They will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the high school and 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the elementary.

The identified needs at the junior high/high school building include additional classrooms, increased industrial technology space, and improvements to the music and fine arts facilities.

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