D.C. Everest school referendum passes

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 10:26 PM CDT
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Voters approved the $60 million referendum for the D.C. Everest Area School District Tuesday night.

The final tally had 71 percent in favor and 29 percent against the referendum.

"We are very committed to our students and our community and because we have this tremendous support we will work very hard to make every improvement we can and save taxpayers’ dollars whenever possible,” Superintendent Dr. Kristine Gilmore said.

The referendum will increase property taxes by $24 on a $100,000 home.

According to the district, the money will go toward building classrooms and making technical education additions to the senior high, as well as, remodeling and modernizing parts of the senior high, the junior high, middle school and Hatley Elementary School.

Rothschild, Weston, Riverside and Evergreen Elementary Schools are also included in the referendum. The plan is to build a cafetorium, make classroom additions, and remodel those schools.

Safety upgrades, general maintenance, building infrastructure and parking improvements will also be made district-wide.