An unprecedented 46 percent of voters turned out Tuesday to defeat a proposed $24 million bond issue that would have funded expansion and upgrade projects in U.S.D. 248 facilities.

An unprecedented 46 percent of voters turned out Tuesday to defeat a proposed $24 million bond issue that would have funded expansion and upgrade projects in U.S.D. 248 facilities.


With a total of 1,766 ballots cast, voters by a more than 2-to-1 margin soundly defeated the first proposition on the ballot.


The unofficial tallies counted 1,255 votes against and 490 votes in favor of proposition one.


The second portion of the ballot was voted down by more than a 6-to-1 margin, 1,505 against to 242 in favor.


For more on this story, see Wednesday's issue of The Morning Sun.