Voters Will Decide $30 Million Referendum In Rosendale-Brandon

A proposed $30 million building referendum in the Rosendale-Brandon School District will be decided by the voters in April.

If approved, the plan would include closing one school building while expanding the high school. Grades 6-12 would reside in the expanded high school, while 4k-5th grades would be spread out in schools in both Rosendale and Brandon.

The $29.77 million referendum would be used to turn Laconia High School into a mix of both high school and middle school. The money would also allow for renovation of key areas within the high school, including agricultural education, career and technical areas,

The referendum will be on the ballot April 5, after the school board decided this week.

The money would be used to expand Laconia High School into a high and middle school while converting Rosendale Intermediate School into a 4K-5 building; renovate Brandon Elementary School; and make district-wide safety, security and infrastructure upgrades.

The referendum approval would also allow for district-wide safety, security and infrastructure upgrades.

Informational meetings are planned over the next few months where community members the opportunity to learn more about the plans in greater detail.