On Tuesday, voters in the North Rock Creek school district passed a $20 million bond issue that will add a high school to the district.

On Tuesday, voters in the North Rock Creek school district passed a $20 million bond issue that will add a high school to the district.

Election results show 287 voted in favor (62.80%) while 170 voted against (37.20%). Bond issues must pass by a 60 percent supermajority.

“This is really the culmination of decades of discussion in this community,” NRC Superintendent Blake Moody said. “These folks have been dreaming about a high school for so long and the bond vote was the final step. We are really excited to get to work.”

The bond issue will allow the district, which now goes through eighth grade, to build a new high school that will consist of 20 classroom spaces, a cafeteria and kitchen, band room and vocational and agriculture space. Moody said he envisions the innovation center will have a library and media component, spaces for robotics and possibly television and broadcasting space. There also will be special education spaces along with traditional classrooms.

For every $1,000 paid in property taxes, residents will now pay an extra $210. This bond issue comes with a 21 percent increase in property taxes.

Pottawatomie County Assessor Troyce King said the bond would not impact taxes until the 2017 tax year.

You can reach Adam at (405) 214-3940.