Juneau approves two school bonds

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) Juneau voters passed two ballot propositions to support school construction in a special election Tuesday.

The first proposition, passed with a 55 percent majority, proposed $12.6 million in bonds to increase the size of the planned high school at Dimond Park in the Mendenhall Valley. The school will be built to hold 1,100 students but could be expanded to accommodate 1,500.

The school will have two gyms and a commercial kitchen that can provide hot lunches to other schools.

A second proposition, passed with a 63 percent majority, authorizes $12.5 million to pay for continuing renovation of Juneau-Douglas High School and possibly other schools. The money will be used to build a new play field and additional parking at the high school.

Turnout was estimated at more than 23 percent.

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