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School board will seek state approval for bond issue

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

One step closer ...

With a 7-0 vote, the School Board took another step toward asking voters to approve a bond this fall for $19.2 million.

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They passed a resolution directing Supt. Tim Collins to ask for the state's approval to put the question before the voters in the fall.

The question, actually three questions, would probably be similar to those suggested at the board's regular meeting July 15:

• $6.4 million for the "shell": roof, windows and tuck-pointing;

• $8.8 million for the mechanical system at Christa McAuliffe Elementary and one wing at the middle school; and

• $4 million to remodel/move kindergarten classes to the elementary sites and add classes at the middle school for fifth grade.

Voters could vote for approve one, two or all three options, or turn down the bond in total.

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