The following was posted on September 11th, 2017 on the Hayfield Public Schools website:

“No doubt, we’re excited about the outcome, mostly for our students and for our future students.  We also feel fortunate and happy for the support we have from/with our families, staff and communities.”

 “There are real needs that were identified and brought forward — safety and security, aging facilities, classroom space, and quality classroom learning environments — that are now going to be addressed.  A huge thank you to the voters of district #203 and the numerous volunteers who helped get the information out to our voters.    Lastly, I want to congratulate Belinda Selfors (past Superintendent) and the Hayfield school board for establishing a vision and working to bring that to fruition with the support of our community.”  Gregg Slaathaug Superintendent of Schools

Those comments were made following passage of a Bond Referendum presented to the voters of the Hayfield Public School District.

Complete totals haven't been given but school officials says 62 percent of Hayfield School District voters said yes to the first question on the ballot and 57 percent approved the second question during voting held Monday.

The first question requested 10 million dollars for renovations at the elementary school and replacement of the high school boilers.

The second question dealt with safety and security and enhancement of student activities and community spaces.

items included under question two were track resurfacing, adding a 3220 square foot addition to the high school cafeteria and upgrade to the indoor concession area.

During their informational meetings Hayfield school officials said the construction would be completed in the summers of 2018 and 2019 with the project finished in late 2019.

Hayfield Bond Vote Sign. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld