Voters of the River Ridge School District decided the third time was the charm, for all district students and staff to be located at one site. The district’s Patch Grove facilities will see additions and remodeling, to the tune of $9.5 million, on one pre K-12 campus.
In a presidential election that featured high voter turnout, the school district’s electorate voted in favor of Question 1 in Tuesday’s referendum. However, question 2 failed, meaning the school’s football field and track will remain in Bloomington, while all students and staff will be moved to one location in Patch Grove.
Unofficial voting results showed 938 “yes” votes and 851 “no” votes for question 1, and, for question 2, there were 969 “no” votes and 801 “yes” votes. Broken down into community, results were as follows: