Dickinson school district may ask voters to approve a bond referendum this Spring

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Right now, the Dickinson Public Schools is looking at a solution to address an ongoing problem.

Dickinson is experiencing overcrowding in its public elementary schools and high school.

The district is exploring the possibility of putting a bond referendum on the ballot for a special election this Spring.

The referendum would ask voters to approve a bond estimated at $110 million and raise the debt limit.

However, early estimates have exceeded that amount.

A new elementary would cost $25 million and a new high school $115 million.

“We can only bond for up to $110 million we really have to figure out how to address that gap. There is $30 million there. We have to come up with a plan,” said Shon Hocker, Dickinson Publics Schools Superintendent.

Dickinson passed a $65 million bond referendum for a new middle school in 2014.

The school opened its doors in the Fall of 2017. 

 

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