Voters in the Western Dubuque Community Schools District have approved two measures to improve facilities district-wide.
Voters approved a 16 and a half million dollar bond, as well as a seven and a half million dollar PPEL, a physical plant and equipment levy.
Both financial measures passed easily. The bond received 69.28 per cent approval, with 30.72 per cent voting no. Voters approved the PPEL with 65.34 per cent voting yes and 34.66 per cent voting no.
The money will fund major improvements to Western Dubuque classrooms, technology upgrades and security improvements district-wide.
The bond issue and PPEL passed easily in 5 of the 7 precincts and overwhelmingly on absentee ballots. It won approval in Peosta, Epworth, Farley, Cascade and Bernard, but failed in Luxemburg and Dyersville.
Cascade voters provided the largest support or both measures. 536 Cascade residents voted yes for the bond and 506 approved the PPEL. Overall, the district has 14,833 registered voters, but only 4,137 turned out to vote in the special election Tuesday.
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