DES LACS, N.D. — Voters in the Des Lacs-Burlington school district have approved an $11.9 million bond issue for school construction and renovation.

Voters narrowly defeated a $15.4 million bond referendum in April. Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election show that the scaled-down proposal passed with 62 percent approval.

The bond issue will pay for a junior high school wing for the high school in Des Lacs. Seventh- and eighth-graders who currently attend school in Burlington will be moved to Des Las in the fall of 2019. That will enable the district to offer them more classes, such as art and vocational agriculture.

The district also will renovate classrooms at the elementary in Burlington and build a kindergarten wing.

The district has 675 students in grades K-12.