As Red Rock Central begins the new school year, the district’s superintendent and school board will be focusing on one other issue this fall.
The district will hold a third bond referendum to build a new school.
But the board has one thing for this vote that it didn’t have in the previous two: a favorable review from the Minnesota Department of Education and commissioner.
Why is that crucial?
To pass the referendum, the district will need a simple majority — 50%.
In the previous two referendum votes, the “unfavorable” review from the commissioner required 60% approval to pass the referendum. The first vote in November 2020 received 52% yes votes; the second in February received a fraction more than 50%.
“We’re very happy that the Department of Education and the Commissioner felt the same way we do, that a new building is needed to ensure our students have the kind of facility they deserve,” says RRC Superintendent Todd Lee.
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