Nov 27, 2013 at 7:46 am
The unofficial results suggest voters in Thompson (ND) on Tuesday rejected a four-and-a-half million dollar bond issue to pay for a school expansion project. The district says the extra classroom space is needed to handle a growing enrollment. Student numbers K-to-12 jumped from less than 400 five years ago to 455 today. Supporters say the addition would better separate elementary and high school students and allow the district to implement a pre-K program. A 60-percent majority was needed for the bond issue to pass. At first glance 554 ballots were cast with 29 saying "yes" and 264 voting "no." The district won’t review the election and certify the results until a meeting Monday night.