(Oakland) If at first you don’t succeed try...try again! The Riverside School District patrons voted in favor of a $15.1 million bond issue today to build a new school on 70-acres on the south edge of Oakland.
The district made up of the three communities of Carson, Macedonia and Oakland went to the polls for the fifth time and barely passed the bond issue with just over 60-percent of the votes.
According to the Pottawattamie County Auditors’ Office, there were 1,805 votes cast and 1,096 said yes, and 709 voted no.
The total cost of the new 7-12th grade facility will be around $23 million and will be constructed on 70-acres of land near the intersection of Highway 59 and Highway 6. The project also includes new athletic fields at the location.
School Officials hope to have the new facility completed by the 2015-2016 school year.
June 25, 2013