Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Looks Forward Following Approval of Bond Referendum

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (11/8/19)

Waubun, MN -- The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School District was successful in their first attempt at passing a 7.74 million dollar building referendum on Tuesday night with an approximate 55% approval rate.  Coming into election day, Superintendent Lisa Weber said she was a bit nervous on how it may turnout giving the current agricultural climate, but she’s excited to see it move forward and for the impact it will have on the kids.

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The Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School Board is canvassing the votes this morning and after that Weber says they move forward the rest of the planning process

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A big part of the future building project will include moving the 4th grade from Ogema to Waubun, along with security updates, parking lot improvements, and HVAC upgrades.

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Construction for the Waubun-Ogema-White Earth School building project is tentatively scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020 with completion is estimated to be around the start of the 2021 school year.