DGF school district approves $31.4 million bond issue
DILWORTH — Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District voters on Tuesday, Nov. 5, approved a $31.4 million bond issue to improve school safety and begin building projects that will allow for grade realignment across the district.
The yes vote came in at 54%, while the no vote was 46%. With a total of 742 votes in favor across all precincts, the success of the measure rested largely with the Dilworth precinct, which reported 371 yes votes and 233 no votes.
In all other precincts, the no votes, which totaled 632, came in higher. The Glyndon precinct reported 275 yes votes and 277 no votes, the Felton precinct reported 52 yeses and 71 noes. With the absentee ballots, there were 44 yes votes and 51 no votes.
DGF Superintendent Bryan Thygeson said he felt good about the collective effort it took to achieve passage of the bond issue, adding, "The kids are going to get the benefit."
Items addressed by the bond issue will include security and safety relating to school entrances, school officials said.
Also, building projects will allow the district to realign grade levels so that in the future all pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade students will attend class in Dilworth, while all middle school students in grades 5 through 8 and all high school students will be at the Glyndon site.
Meanwhile, residents in the Ada-Borup School District on Tuesday approved by a vote of 290 to 278, or 51% to 49%, a $9 million bond issue that will enlarge the district's elementary space and improve security and safety in the district.
In Barnesville, seven candidates — David Herbranson; Dan Hedland; Mark Kava; Ryan Lindbom; Ryan Hough; Dion Bredman; and Mark Enstad — were running to fill three seats on the school board Tuesday.
Results for that election were not available late Tuesday.