Rushford-Peterson school district's request for state funding to help build a new pre-K through 12 school building is looking good.
The Minnesota Legislature approved additional state aid dollars to help
school districts such as Rushford-Peterson. The measure still needs Governor Dayton's signature.
The Post-Bulletin reports the debt aid is part of a larger 283-million dollar spending bill.
If the funding is received, Rushford-Peterson voters would still have to approve a referendum for the remaining funds for the estimated 35-million dollar project. School officials still need to discuss when to put a proposal before the voters, but it's possible it could be on the November ballot.
The school district has been requesting $20 million from the state for the school project for several years but have not been successful.