A special election vote of the Devils Lake Public School District residents failed to reach the 60 percent needed to succeed on Tuesday for the addition needed for the Devils Lake High School.

A special election vote of the Devils Lake Public School District residents failed to reach the 60 percent needed to succeed on Tuesday for the addition needed for the Devils Lake High School.  

There were 1,982 ballots cast with 1,111 voting “Yes” and 863 voting “No.”

Superintendent Scott Privratsky said he was disappointed in the results, “I’m sad for the kids who won’t have a place to perform and for their safety, for those who will have to continue going back and forth to classes in the conditions we see here in the winter, but we have to respect the result of the vote and go forward.”

He also said there are no plans to try for a third time in the future. On March 21, 2017, vote results were 1,243 votes cast with 688 “Yes” votes and 554 “No” votes.