LIVESTREAM: Mitchell Board of Education to consider resolution for bond vote

Bond would help complete high school building vision

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MITCHELL — The Mitchell Board of Education will consider forming and passing a resolution for a potential bond vote to help pay for the proposed new Mitchell High School building when it convenes for its next regular meeting Monday night.

The meeting is scheduled to take place Monday, March 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 110 at the Mitchell Career & Technical Education Academy.

The move would be the latest step toward replacing the current high school building, which was built in 1962 and has been targeted for replacement by the district for about a decade. School officials had plans in place to construct a new building, complete with upgraded athletic facilities, but cost estimates came in high, forcing the board of education to look at cuts in the design as well as consider a public bond vote that would supplement the funds that district has already put aside for the project.

The board held discussions on the topic at its regular meeting in February and indicated they would likely seek a bond vote, probably in June in conjunction with the joint election with the city of Mitchell. That discussion, and specific details such as the amount of the bond, is expected to continue Monday.

The Mitchell Republic will livestream the meeting above beginning at approximately 5:25 p.m.

Erik Kaufman joined the Mitchell Republic in July of 2019 as an education and features reporter. He grew up in Freeman, S.D., graduating from Freeman High School. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1999 with a major in English and a minor in computer science. He can be reached at
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