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2018's top stories: Colfax passes $18.9 million school bond


January 3, 2019

Volunteer committee member Wes Claassen shakes the hand of Superintendent Jerry Pugh on election night. Bob Lothspeich, another volunteer, looks on.

After 13 months preparing and presenting what became an $18.9 million bond measure for the Colfax School District, it passed Feb. 13 with 73 percent of the vote.

The high margin was noted by many supporters, including a building committee which worked to gather information from the public, disseminate it and decide what to include in the measure.

"To receive such public approval on such an important issue for us, we're just thrilled," Superintendent Jerry Pugh told the Gazette.

The work to come – which includes re-roofing the high school and elementary schools, asbestos removal, HVAC work...

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