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On November 5, the West Central Area (WCA) school district voters will cast a yes or no vote on a $12.2 million building bond request that will relocate students from South Elementary School in Kensington (pictured) and North Elementary School in Elbow Lake to Barrett. The addition would result in centralizing all WCA students in one location and the closing of elementary schools in Kensington and Elbow Lake. (Amy Chaffins/Echo Press)

Fate of Kensington school hangs on November 5 vote

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Residents in the West Central Area (WCA) school district, which includes Kensington, will be asked to vote on a bond and operating referendum on November 5.

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The future of the elementary school in Kensington hinges on that vote.

There will be two questions on the ballot asking voters for a “yes” or “no” vote on:

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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