Build Me Up Podcast
Insights into the Maple River Schools Referendum Effort
The Maple River School District serves students in the rural communities of Southern Minnesota. Faced with aging facilities and a declining school population, the district set out to pass a $63.3 million bond referendum for a new school that would house Pre-K through 12th grade students. In its 4th attempt, the referendum passed by less than 10 votes. Kraus-Anderson’s Gary Benson and Tony Sjolander talk with Maple River Superintendent Dan Anderson and two Maple River school board members, Karson Duncanson and Dave Schoneck, both of which were opposed to the referendum before voting yes, on how they are moving forward with uniting their community.