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Cedar Falls voters reject school bond proposal

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Voters in Cedar Falls rejected a big proposal that would've overhauled the school district.

It was a $118-million bond issue on the ballot Tuesday night, and about 60 percent of people voted against it.

School administrators aren't saying how they'll proceed, but sent the following statement to KWWL on Wednesday:

"We look forward to reengaging our community, over the coming months, in this process. We still have the question of how to meet the needs of our students as the district faces enrollment growth and capacity challenges. It is important to continue the discussion on how to bring all of our facilities up to the standard of excellence we have for our students in Cedar Falls."

A spokesperson from the "Vote No" group, Judd Saul, said the group is willing to work with school officials to come up with a solution to problems -- like overcrowding -- at various schools. 

But Saul said the proposal needs to be reasonable.

"They better get back to the drawing board and get our support behind this otherwise it ain't going to happen," he said.

According to a spokesperson for the Cedar Falls School District, the soonest a school bond issue could be on a ballet in Cedar Falls is next June.

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