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Voters turn down bond referendums in several school districts

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Tuesday brought school elections across eastern Iowa. In addition to choosing new school board members, several districts were asking voters to approve bond referendums.

In the East Buchanan Community School District, it was a $7.15 million question. Only 48% of voters said yes, short of the 60% needed to pass. The money would have been used to put in a a safe room, new industrial technology classrooms and shop, a stage, gymnasium, and greenhouse.

In Monticello, voters overwhelmingly said no to a $22 million bond referendum which would have paid for a new elementary school and changes at the high school. 71.9% of voters voted against the proposal.

In the Highland Community School District, a $10.46 million bond failed. The money would have paid for a new elementary school. It needed a super-majority to pass but a majority of voters said no.

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