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Voters say no to Central Community school bond

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ELKADER (KWWL) - Voters said no to $6.75 million in new school bonds in Clayton County.

Public Measure D, which needed a supermajority of 60 percent to pass, only got 41 percent from the voters.

More than 58 percent of voters said no to issuing new bonds to upgrade Central Community School District in Elkader.

The "yes's" got 462 votes, while the "no's" got 645.

The measure read as follows:

Shall the Board of Directors of the Central Community School District, in Clayton County, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding $6,750,000 for the purposes of furnishing, equipping, constructing, improving, repairing and renovating school buildings and improving the sites therefor at the school district's existing middle/high school and elementary school buildings located in Elkader, Iowa, including without limitation: (a) the reconfiguration and renovation of existing school buildings to provide secured entrances, new kitchen and commons/dining areas, new administration/office space, new special education classrooms, new elementary music room, new weight room, new multi-purpose/wrestling room, new locker rooms, and a new media center; (b) electrical, plumbing, boiler and other mechanical upgrades and improvements; and (c) additional parking areas and other site/land improvements?

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