HAMILTON – The news that the two Stevensville school bond requests were approved by voters on Tuesday was met with celebration at the Ravalli County Elections Center in Hamilton.
There had been a lot of concern following last year’s bond attempts when the elementary bond had failed by just eight votes and the high school bond came within 200 votes of passing.
This time around an invigorated bond campaign — backing a measure designed after extensive surveys — made the difference for victory.
“We worked really hard in the past 12 months trying to assess what the community wanted to have for their schools,” Stevensville Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Moore told MTN News.
“And we have a lot of people in our community who supported us and helped us with this bond election and bond campaign. It’s a great day for the Stevensville community,” he added.
Stevensville Mayor Brandon E. Dewey issued a statement on Tuesday night celebrating the success of the passing of the bonds.
“The passage of the 2019 Stevensville School bonds is a great step forward for our community,” his statement read.
“These bonds invest in our children and let them know that we as a community believe in them and know that our town’s future and our school district’s future align and are one,” Dewey added.
Once the election results are certified, work will start right away designing and planning for the campus upgrades.