BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick will get a new elementary school.
Voters approved a multimillion-dollar plan by just a couple hundred votes.
The bond issue is what brought many voters to the polls Tuesday. About 20 percent of Brunswick voters, to be exact — that’s triple the number officials usually see for these types of elections.
Results show 2,040 voters saying yes to 1,779 voting no.
The approval of this $28 million bond means a new elementary school will be built on the site of the old Jordan Acres School, which was closed several years ago. It will also replace the Coffin Elementary School.
The new space is aimed at easing overcrowding and allowing the introduction of a pre-kindergarten program, which will come with about a 4 percent tax increase.