MARSHALL (KMHL) – Will the third time be a charm for the Marshall School District’s attempt at a new elementary school?

Voters in the district will decide the fate of a $29.8 million-dollar plan that would build a new elementary school and safety and security upgrades at the district’s other buildings.

Marshall Schools Superintendent Scott Monson says they’ve learned a lot from two previous failed attempts.

“Don’t try to do everything at one time, reduce the dollar amount of the referendum if there is another one, do some prioritizing, make safety and security a part of it and address the facility at West Side that we know is an aging facility,” said Monson. “Everything has come together here for the  vote.”

Monson says there has been a lot of early voting – as of late last week more than 600 absentee ballots had already been cast. He says that’s great, and they are hoping for a strong voter turnout.

“We want a great voter turnout,” said Monson. “That’s been one of our main focuses in addition to educating and informing everybody.”

Polls are open until 8 tonight – at the Marshall Middle School gymnasium.