Voting on the $189 million RCAS bond closes soon

RAPID CITY, S.D. — There are just a few days left to get in your vote for the Rapid City Area School’s bond.

The $189 million bond is said to go towards school safety, renovation, and capacity control if passed. Early Saturday the “Vote YES” campaign made one last effort to get the bond passed. Volunteers went all over the community to discuss the bond with people and encourage them to vote yes.

Val Simpson, co-chair of the Vote YES RCAS campaign, said “Knocking on doors, and talking to voters, making some phone calls and really in prep for the whole last four days of this election and really we’re just four days away from an amazing opportunity to make a great investment in our community.”

Before and throughout this entire election “Vote YES” has hosted a number of rallies, events, and public service announcements to get people to the polls. If passed this will be the first school bond passed in the district in over 40 years, which could change the economics of the Rapid City area.

“We’re talking about creating jobs for people now in terms of building the schools as well as future generations and giving them a safe environment to learn and to grow in and to be productive in.” said Malcom Chapman, President of the Chapman Group.

Early voting ends on Monday and the final day to vote will be this upcoming Tuesday. Vote YES will be hosting a watch party on Tuesday night as the votes come in.

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