Referendum 2016

  • Referendum 2016 Official Results: Question 1 Passes
    Voters approved Question 1 on the Nov. 8 general election ballot to build a new Technical High School in South St. Cloud. Voters defeated Question 2 to update Apollo High School.

    View the Official Election Results.


    Since January 2016, the district has gathered internal and external feedback regarding the next bond referendum. Through the process of community listening sessions, meetings of an advisory group to the Superintendent and informal conversations, the Superintendent made recommendations to the Board of Education to bring forth a ballot to the voters on November 8, 2016 with two questions: to build a new Technical High School at the 33rd Street South site and to renovate Apollo High School. It was recommended that in order for Question 2 to pass, Question 1 must pass.

    We are not just building schools; we are building futures

    This referendum is bigger than a building.  It’s about the personalized educational needs of our students, ensuring the future economic vitality of the region and meeting the workforce needs of our community. Currently we are not able to adequately do these things at Tech or Apollo.


    We are building the future of all of our children

    A new Tech and updated Apollo will:

    • Provide spaces where our children/grandchildren can foster curiosity and a love of lifelong learning by engaging them in active, hands-on projects.
    • Create flexible learning spaces that deliberately position classes to allow more interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
    • Ensure all children have the opportunity to become problem solvers and collaborative thinkers.


    We are building the future of our community and its economic vitality

    A new Tech and updated Apollo will:

    • Provide the high quality schools and educational infrastructure that attracts and retain residents.
    • Increase property values and contribute to a vibrant local economy.
    • Build community pride.
    • Produce successful, engaged graduates who contribute to the workforce and our community.
    • Be an investment in your future, whether you have children/grandchildren in the district or not.


    We are building the future workforce

    A new Tech and updated Apollo will:

    • Help develop a workforce that will make our children/grandchildren competitive in our global economy.
    • Create spaces for active, project-based learning so our children/grandchildren acquire skills required by our businesses and colleges for years to come.

    School Board Approves 2016 Bond Referendum - July 28, 2016
    At the July 28 Board of Education meeting, school board members voted unanimously to approve two questions to be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Question 1 will ask voters for $104.5 million to build a new Tech High School and Question 2 will ask for $38.75 million to renovate Apollo. Question 2 is contingent upon Question 1 passing.
  • Referendum 2016

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