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With elections two weeks away, Shepherd hoping school bonds get approved

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Posted at 2:32 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 16:32:03-04

Primary elections are just two weeks away.

The Shepherd school district has weathered a major storm and lost their superintendent within a month of the elections.

The district is seeking two bonds worth a total of about $12 million in the Sept. 10 primary election. A $7.95 million measure would fund improvements to the elementary school, while a $3.95 million proposal would pay for renovations in the high school.

This comes after a huge storm hit Yellowstone valley in mid-August, causing around $2 million in damage and repairs.

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Former superintendent Scott Carter says the bond would be huge for the city of Shepherd.

“We drag food through the snow, we have a library in a 1950s building,” Carter said. "Where the damage done from the storm and the bond set on the ballot intersect is, do they put money back into that building? Do I fix up the library building that's condemned? Or do we wait to see what happens with the bond?”

Back in May, a $17 million plan to renovate Shepherd Public Schools was rejected by voters.