Mapleton Voters Approve New School

People in Mapleton have approved the school district’s latest $7.2 million referendum for a new elementary.

The referendum had two questions and both passed.

The first vote on the money question passed with 244 yes votes to 123 no.

The second question on raising the city’s debt limit from 5 to 10 percent passed by a vote of 236 to 131.

The district attempted to pass a similar bond last October that failed.

School officials say between cooling, heating, and other issues the current building can no longer serve students with efficiency.