Update: NH Residents Approve School Bond Referendum

New Hampton Elem and Middle School
New Hampton Elementary / Middle School

New Hampton residents approved the school bond referendum with 760 voting no and 1,252 voting yes. The measure surpassed the 60% plus one needed to pass with 62.2%.

Hear more on this development on the KCHA/Bull local and area news Wednesday morning and check back here to hear comments from the district regarding it’s passage.


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New Hampton, Iowa – Voters in the New Hampton School District will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on a school bond referendum. On the ballot is a proposed addition to the existing high school in New Hampton to house 5-8 graders. The total cost of the proposed project is  $19,410,000.

Middle School social studies teacher Jason Rude talks about the current challenges he faces as a teacher in the existing  building.

Rude said the proposed project would greatly enhance the way he teaches his students.

Rude said students aren’t learning in the traditional manner any more , and teachers used a more individualized approach for learning.

Rude said the proposed facility is necessary for so many aspects education in the New Hampton school district.

A layout of the proposed project, along with information on taxes in the district can be viewed on the school website.

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