All Three Ballot Questions Passed in Brainerd School District Referendum
Question 1: Invest in the elementary school buildings and Early Childhood Family Education program for a total cost of $104 million, with a voter-approved cost is $68.4 million. The question was approved with 5,900 voting in favor, and 3,892 voting against—a more than 2,000-vote margin.
Question 2: Invest in the secondary buildings for a total cost of $93 million, with a voter-approved cost is $69.4 million. A nearly 1,000-vote margin separated the "yes" and "no" votes: 5,390 in favor, 4,396 against.
Question 3: Invest in an enhanced performing arts center for a total cost of $8 million, which would be fully supported by voter-approved dollars. The third question passed by the slimmest margin, with 4,995 in favor and 4,762 against.
Question 3 was contingent on the second question passing; meaning if Question 2 failed, so did the third.