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Published April 29, 2010, 09:32 AM

School leaders talk about proposed building plans

Kindred, ND (WDAY TV) - School leaders in Kindred are trying to sell the public on accepting a 14.7 million dollar bond referendum. They held the third of five planned informational meetings tonight in Davenport to talk about the proposed building plans.

Buildings are aging and technology needs to be updated in the Kindred school district. Bond referendums for much less have failed twice in the past 6 years.

After it failed in 2005 the district hired a consultant to determine what needs must be met. Plans include building a new high school and remodeling the old building for k thru 6 so they are all under one roof.

Enrollment in the district has remained steady and is currently at 671 students. The superintendent hopes legislative property tax relief will help get "this" bond approved by voters.

HALL: “We want to upgrade our facilities and modernize a number of areas like our science rooms, increase our areas for art and vocational education, and work on incorporating and integrating technology into our facilities.”

The referendum vote is set for May 20th. It needs to pass by 60 percent and if it does, construction will begin next spring.