USD 383 school board approves $129M bond resolution

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Updated: Thursday, 10:44 a.m.

The Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education approved a resolution to authorize a bond election for the district Wednesday night.

During a work session last week, the board looked over three bond packages and all agreed on the $129 million option. Other choices included bond packages of $78 million and $97 million.

The bond will be used to expand MHS West Campus to make room for freshman, renovating MHS East Campus for administrative offices and expanding the middle schools to move the sixth-grade class from the elementary schools. Finally, it will fund the construction of a new elementary school in Blue Township east of Manhattan.

Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid said the bond will need approval from the state board to put the bond on the ballot.

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