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      Shelton School District Host Final Meeting Before Vote

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      The Shelton school board hosted one final meeting for the $3.4 million dollar bond issue Tuesday.

      Superintendent Brian Redinger started the meeting off explaining that the main purpose of the school bond issue is to increase student safety.

      If the bond is passed, the Shelton school district will add a centralized office area that would allow faculty to monitor visitors. The current offices make it difficult to monitor who is coming in and out of the school.

      President of the school board, Russ Muhlbach wants to make sure students are protected.

      "We're just trying to help tighten up the building with our visitors to bring them all through one location through one entrance, and to ensure safety, security, and well-being of our kids," said Muhlbach.

      Besides a centralized office area, the school would add a new parking lot and a new gymnasium.

      At the current gym there is a concern with the limited space between the walls and out of bounds space.

      The superintendent says this small place has caused broken bones over the years.

      School board member Kris Spellman explained another reason for a new gym.

      "Everybody has to share that one space and it can create kids being out at practice late at night; kids have to come in early to go to practice -- its quality of life issue for families," said Spellman.

      All ballots must be turned in to the Buffalo County Election Office by 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

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