Jefferson City voters reject school bond issue

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | 10:16 a.m. CDT; updated 3:45 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 3, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City voters defeated proposals intended to raise money to replace a high school built in the 1960s.

Unofficial results show 67.5 percent of voters rejected the district's request to issue $79 million in general obligation bonds to build the new school. A proposed increase in the district's operating levy also lost, with 64.3 percent of voters opposed.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported opponents said they wanted the district to consider having two high schools in the city.

Voters in Jefferson City haven't approved an increase in local funding for schools since 2002, when they passed an increase to improve teacher salaries.


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