Voters in the Rio Rancho Public Schools district voted yes to the proposed general obligation bond Nov. 7, according to an email from RRPS

The $80 million in bonds will go to safety and security upgrades; new classroom space at Rio Rancho High School, Cleveland High School and Lincoln Middle School; a new Independence High School; additional preschool space; roof replacement; drainage mitigation; plumbing, electrical and HVAC upgrades; IT infrastructure; special services support center and a Desert Pathways; fine arts production space and a new band room and RRHS; and enhancements to athletic facilities.

The district also wrote that the community voted in favor of Senate Bill 9, which provides about $5.5 million per year for six years for general maintenance, repairs and capital improvements in the district.

The unofficial results show that voters passed the GO bonds with about 70% of the vote and SB9 with about 61% of the vote. While ballots remained to be counted at the time of the email, the district did not anticipate changes to the results.

“We have been so fortunate to operate in a community that truly believes in education and understands its value,” Superintendent Dr. V. Sue Cleveland said. “This bond represents not just an investment in our schools but an investment in our shared future.”