5/10/2017 11:05:00 AM Chisago Lakes School District bond is
Voters in the Chisago Lakes School District approved a $65 million bond proposal in a referendum held Tuesday this week. The total was yes votes 1,780 to 1,423.
Superintendent Joe Thimm said Wednesday morning he wanted to thank the whole Chisago Lake School District Community for the support and that he and the school board and consultants will “...do our best to make everyone proud.”
The bonding approval shifts the district into actual project planning now, which Thimm estimates will need seven to nine months to come together. The community will be involved, he added.
The bonding approval was requested of taxpayers to help pay for a new elementary school on land the district owns just north of Chisago City off Karmel Ave. It will also fund the community center, a new facility at the Chisago Lakes High School, and expansion of the high school footprint for technology, agriculture and vocational class space. Taylors Falls School is getting a media center and there are improvements for Chisago City Primary School and Chisago Lakes Middle School included in the bonding projects.
Supt. Thimm said the meetings so far with construction managers and architects have been exciting and promising. “This will help bring us into the future facility wise and academically,” Supt Thimm said.