Lake Park-Audubon Successful in Passing Building Referendum
Audubon, MN — The Lake Park-Audubon School Board and Administration are celebrating following the successful passage of a $23 million building referendum on Tuesday night. The district had two questions on the ballot, one which pertained to $21.6 million in elementary renovations and additions and one which included $1.3 million to provide more space for their High School Career and Technical Education program, and both questions passed by a relatively wide margin. Lake Park-Audubon Superintendent Dr. Tim Godfrey says the successful passing brought a great deal of relief.
The process of getting a building referendum passed was a long one for the district that pre-dates Dr. Godfreys time in the district as an Administrator. Space in the elementary has been a need for several years, but the ball actually got rolling for a building project in 2019.
The next step now that the building referendum has been approved by voters, according to Superintendent Godfrey, is to finalize plans and get bids.
Some of the highlights of the upcoming building project include building a two-story, nine-classroom addition, demolishing and reconstructing the 1956 classroom wing with modern classrooms, dedicated special education spaces, new HVAC systems throughout the building, and renovating and adding on to the existing Career and Technical Education space in the high school.