District 88 Referendum Passes 13 Aug 14

The Independent School District No. 88 (New Ulm Public Schools) referendum passed in Tuesday’s Primary. The unofficial vote total resulted in the referendum not passing with 2413 no votes, and 2364 yes votes. However, Precinct 1 had bad data on their electronic scoring card, but the backup card was right. After double checking the ballots, and posting the official vote totals,  the referendum did indeed pass by only a 52 vote difference, with 2642 yes votes and 2590 no votes. The vote means the $46.9 million building bond referendum will move forward. It will go towards purchasing land for a new high school to be built, and remodeling Jefferson Elementary, Washington Elementary, and the current high school.