Mitchell voters at the polls today to vote on bond for a new high school

MITCHELL, S.D.(Press Release)- Mitchell voters head to the polls today to decide on a $17 million bond issue.  The money would be used to add athletic facilities to the new high school. 

The Mitchell School District had budgeted $45 million for the new high school.  Inflation pushed the cost up to $62 million.  The Mitchell School Board in January approved a base bid of $45.5 million for the new school without the athletic facilities. 

The new school is being built across the street from the current high school.  If the bond issue does not pass,

Mitchell students and visiting high school sports teams would continue to use the facilities at the current high school. 

The cost to taxpayers would be around $44 per $100,000 assessed valuation based on current rates.  The bond issue needs 60 percent approval to pass.