Buchanan (CSi) Voters on Monday November 21 in the Pingree-Buchanan Public School District rejected the proposed $4.5 million bond referendum for an addition and renovation to the elementary school here.

In unofficial results, there were 75 “yes” votes and 81 against the referendum, according to the school district’s website. A 60% majority was needed to pass the referendum.


Buchanan, ND (Valley News Live) – The Pingree-Buchanan School District is seeking the community’s help in passing a bond referendum that will release funds for an addition and renovation to the existing elementary school in Buchanan. This is the first proposed bond referendum for the district in over 60 years.

The bond referendum election will be on Monday, November 21 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Pingree-Buchanan Elementary School. A successful passing will release $4,500,000 to the school district for the project.

Another community meeting will be held to give residents information on the scope of the project, discuss tax impacts, raise concerns, and get questions answered. The second will be Wednesday, November 9, in the high school lunchroom.

The district has retained Zerr Berg Architects as the project architects. You can learn more about the bond referendum proposal on the school district website.