Chamberlain voters pass school bond issue

September 14, 2022

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D.–Chamberlain voters passed a $5.5 million bond issue on Tuesday after construction costs for a new elementary school and other upgrades skyrocketed due to inflation.

Eight four percent of voters approved the bond issue. 60 percent voter approval was needed for the bond issue to pass.

In addition to the new elementary school, upgrades included a new gym, new locker rooms, a track upgrade, a concession stand, and a theater upgrade.

The original cost for the school and upgrades was around $28 million, but inflation pushed it up to nearly $35 million.

A groundbreaking for the new elementary school was held last week.