MINDEN — Minden resident and 1964 Minden High School graduate Jack Hultquist believes teaching is the most important component of a quality education.
Minden Public Schools patrons are receiving mail ballots this week for a nearly $26 million bond election to build a new high school and make renovations to East Elementary and C.L. Jones Middle School.
As one of about 30 area residents who attended the first of three public facility meetings and high school tours Tuesday, Hultquist shared his opinion with school administrators and asked why a new high school is needed.
"I wanted them to respond to that as a question and I wanted to hear what they had to say because, hopefully, it helped people make up their minds one way or another," he said. "I have my opinion, but I just hope a lot of people get out to vote."