Brandon Valley voters approve $6 million school
BRANDON (AP) — Voters in the Brandon Valley School District in southeastern South Dakota have approved a new school to house fifth- and sixth-graders.
Seventy-seven percent of the 1,645 people who cast ballots Tuesday approved borrowing about $6 million for the school, well more than the 60 percent majority required.
The 20-year bond will cost the owner of a $200,000 home an additional $56 in taxes per year.
Construction of the school is to start in the spring. It's scheduled to open in August 2015.