Voters in the Monticello School District approved a school bond issue on Tuesday.
The bond passed with 70-percent of the vote. It was the first time a bond issue has passed in the district since 1996 – and only the second time since 1960.
Residents were asked to approve a 15-million dollar general obligation bond to help fund the construction of a new middle school. Superintendent Dr. Brian Jaeger says the Monticello School Board will meet tonight to take the next step.
Shovels will likely hit the ground in the spring. Jaeger says the new middle school would be the first phase of the district’s long-range plan.
The Monticello School Board is holding tonight’s special meeting at 6 pm, with a board work session to follow.