The Rushford-Peterson School Board has decided to move forward with a November 4th bond referendum to help finance construction of a new early childhood through 12th grade school building. The Tri-County Record reports the vote was 5-to-1 in favor after board members learned the preliminary cost estimate is 38.1 million dollars. A consultant also told the board the state is expected to pay about 55-percent of the cost thanks to legislation passed this spring. District voters will be asked to approve a 20-year bond issue. It will be the third time in recent years voters will be asked to approve a new school referendum after the first two failed. The district will also need the blessing of the Minnesota Department of Education in the form of a positive commissioner's review and comment.