Pine Island Voters Approve School Referendums

Created: 05/13/2014 10:52 PM
By: Jenna Lohse

(ABC 6 News) -- School officials in pine island are celebrating.  Tuesday night voters approved both of the district's referendums.

More than 60 percent of voters were in favor of putting $33.25 million into a new pre-kindergarten through fourth grade building. The money will also fund a remodel and addition to the current school for 5th through 12th grades. Another $6.5 million will pay for a new auditorium and upgrades to athletic facilities.

“We are so thankful that our community took the time to engage with the school and really help us define what the solution is for us, so we're so thankful for that,” said Pine Island Superintendent, Tammy Berg-Beniak.

On May 20th, Kasson-Manorville and Stewartville will head to the polls to vote on referendums for their schools.