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Ellensburg Middle School Bond in the Hands of Voters

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ELLENSBURG, Wash.-- Voters in Ellensburg will decide this month if students need a new middle school.

If approved, the nearly $39-million bond will pay for construction of a brand new school. District officials say the new facility will be built near Ellensburg High School.

The district's superintendent says he's hopeful the bond will pass.

"We've gone the extra mile in order to try and get as much information out to the community. With the bond committee, they are going out into the community as well," said Superintendent Paul Farris.

The school board closed a portion of the current middle school last year due to safety concerns.

Voters have until April 23rd to cast their ballot.

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