Big Horn County, MT Approve School Bond

HARDIN, Mont. (AP) - Voters in Big Horn County have narrowly approved a $7.5 million bond issue to expand and improve Hardin High School. The bond issue passed Tuesday on a 634-619 vote, allowing Hardin High School District 1 to issue the general-obligation bonds.

The main improvement project at the school is a 41,690-square-foot addition that would add nine classrooms, a study hall, locker rooms with showers, a commons area and extra office and storage space.

Built almost 60 years ago, the school was designed for a maximum capacity of about 400 students. It has housed as many as 500 students, but enrollment has stayed steady at about 480 in recent
years.

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