Voters pass Bennington, Elkhorn Schools bond issues

(WOWT) -- Voters passed bond issues for Bennington and Elkhorn Public School District on Tuesday.

In Elkhorn residents voted to spend $150 million to add an elementary school, middle school and high school. The bond passed with nearly 65 percent of the vote. Officials say the bond will also fund expansion at Blue Sage Elementary and the district stadium. Funds will also be used to purchase land for the future schools and various renovation projects across the district. In the last decade, the Elkhorn Public School District has doubled its enrollment and opened eight new schools to accommodate the rapid growth.

Bennington voters approved the $36 million bond for a new elementary school as well as upgrades for existing schools.