NEW SCHOOL: Ankeny Passes Referendum

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Unofficial results from the Polk County Auditor’s office show Ankeny will soon be getting a new elementary school.

Ankeny voters went to the polls Tuesday to vote on a $15.9 million dollar referendum. The money will be used to build the city’s 10th elementary school. The unofficial results show 65 percent of voters approved the measure.

The Ankeny Community School District added 422 students in 2012 to become the 8th largest district in the state.