Voters in the New Prague district passed a $58.5 million bond referendum on Tuesday, with 67 percent of voters approving the measure.
The funds will pay for a renovation and addition to the middle school. The project will incorporate a new gym, additional classrooms and a bigger cafeteria.
In addition, the district will now be able to fix up the Central Education Campus building, demolishing an older part of the building and adding on a new indoor pool and a community room. The idea is to make it a mini-community center that everyone, from the swim team to senior citizens and young children, can use. The area will have its own separate entrance.
Deferred maintenance to several schools and a transportation building addition are also planned.
The referendum will increase taxes on an average home — valued at $150,000 — by $68 a year.