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Published September 26, 2012, 08:58 AM

Mandan voters approve $12.5M elementary school

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Residents within Mandan's public school district have overwhelmingly approved a $12.5 million bond issue to build a new elementary school to deal with anticipated enrollment growth in the region.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Residents within Mandan's public school district have overwhelmingly approved a $12.5 million bond issue to build a new elementary school to deal with anticipated enrollment growth in the region.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that the measure passed Tuesday with 78.3 percent approval of the 2,581 people who voted.

Superintendent Mike Bitz says the goal is to have the new school open by August 2014.

The new kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school building will be located on land the district has owned for nearly 30 years.

Bitz said the school will be similar in size to Mandan's Mary Stark and Roosevelt elementary schools, which serve about 260 students each.

Bismarck and nearby Lincoln also are slated to a new elementary school and Bismarck is getting another high school.

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