After two failed previous tries, voters in the Cleveland School District approved a bond request in this week’s primary and officials say they are grateful that community has addressed the needs and invested in future generations.

Board Chair Ron McCabe said they are, “Excited and humbled that the Cleveland community supported our request.”

The first request will allow for major repairs and improvements, including roof replacement,

HVAC improvements, code improvements, safety and security improvements. It will also fund classroom additions, a cafeteria, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Lab and

Ag/Tech Lab. The bond levy will pay for the $14.4 million project during a 20-year term.

The second question, for $5 million, was for construction and equipping of a gymnasium, locker rooms, mechanical room, and a weight room.

School officials say the design of the projects will be completed this winter with construction beginning in May 2019.

Work would be completed in August 2020.