Plans for building projects in two Siouxland school districts failed to get support on Tuesday

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The second time isn’t the charm for Sgt Bluff-Luton school officials hoping to build a new high school.
Voters said no to a $39 million dollar bond measure Tuesday.  The project also would have  enhanced learning facilities in the district.

The measure needed 60 percent approval to pass but those opposed to the plan outnumbers supporters,
973 to 813.
It’s the second time in 8 month voters refused to approve the tax hike needed to pay for the project.

The multi million dollar project was a scaled back version of a $45 million dollar proposal put before voters last September.  No word if the school district will rework plans for another bond measure.

Two other area schools also had school related elections Tuesday.  Akron-Westfield’s second attempt to pass a multi-million dollar bond measure for improvements fails.

Unofficial results show  55 percent of voters were OK with the plan but it needed 60 percent approval to pass.
The $6.7 million dollar proposal included a series of renovations for district schools .

And voters in the Westwood School District have approved a hike in their physical plant and equipment levy, commonly referred to as “pepple”.

The issue need a simple majority to pass.  Unofficial totals show 117 in favor and 96 against.
The new dollars will pay for future facility, technology and transportation projects.


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