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A music practice room is filled with instruments at the Mitchell High School Fine Arts Center. One of the main complaints of the fine arts center is the lack of storage to accommodate Mitchell’s art programs according to Chris Miller, MHS vocal director. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

No vote needed on Mitchell fine arts center

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There cannot be a public vote on the Mitchell School District's use of capital outlay funds to build a new fine arts center.

Not because there's no interest in a vote -- because an election is not allowed, according to state statute. The proposed $13.5 million fine arts center falls within the district's window to use capital outlay funds without being subject to public vote.


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