Fergus Falls referendum vote fails

(Fergus Falls, Minn.) -- The Fergus Falls Public School District’s school bond referendum has failed.

The district’s proposal for a new elementary school dedicated to grades three through five  did not receive the necessary support for approval.

Voters resoundingly voted down the referendum, with 2,262 voting against the referendum, and more than 1,300 voting in favor.

"We understand and respect the decision made by the community regarding the school bond measure," said Superintendent Jeff Drake. "Although the proposal was not approved this time, we will continue to work diligently to ensure that our students receive a high-quality education in safe and nurturing environments."