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By Rob Langrell
Publisher of The Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

School board hopes third time is a charm for new school

Voters to head to the polls in February to decide on $18.9 mil. bond measure



The proposed new elementary school, which would be located at Fort Sidney Road and Pole Creek Road, will be up for a vote for a third time in February. The bond measure has failed on two occasions.

Voters in Sidney will head back to the polls for a special election in February to decide whether the city needs a new elementary school.

It will mark the third time residents have voted on the issue since September 2013, with the two previous bond measures failing by narrow margins each time. The newest election will take place Feb. 10.

"The school board and the administrators of the Sidney Public Schools have determined for the good of the community, kids and families that a new school is needed," said Sidney's Superintendent of Schools Jay Ehler. "This is only getting worse as 21st Centu...

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