MARSHALL (KMHL) – The Marshall School District’s bond referendum to build a new elementary school and upgrade safety and security at its other buildings has passed.

Unofficial vote totals from the district are:

1,950 Yes Votes
1,180 No Votes

The $28.9 million-dollar bond referendum will construct a new elementary school near the current middle school site. District officials plan to decommission West Side Elementary. It will also add a few classrooms at Parkside.

Marshall School’s Superintendent Scott Monson said he was very excited for the students, families staff and community.

“I’m extremely thankful for the support from the community and our residents on this referendum,” said Monson.

Monson added that a lot of people put a lot of work into the referendum to try and help the district whittle down information from the last two attempts that failed into something the community would support this time around.

“It’s a really exciting day for Marshall Public Schools and everyone associated with us,” added Monson.

Monson said he has already informed the architects on the passage of the referendum. He estimates that it will probably be next spring before construction can begin.