Within six years, all Hastings Public Schools elementary buildings will have air conditioning and improvements to provide 21st century learning.
That comes on the heels of Tuesday’s primary election when Hastings residents voted in favor of a $21.5 million bond issue for improvements to each of the six elementary schools in the district.
The bond issue was approved with 3,472 votes, or 71.78 percent of the total cast, according to unofficial results from the Adams County Election Commissioner’s office.
“I’m really proud of the community. I really am,” said Patty Kingsley, who along with David Brandt was a co-chair of the Community Facilities Advisory Committee tasked with addressing the future of elementary education in the school district.