Sixty-four percent of voters said no.
The Junction City School Board asked for more than $32 million in bonds for this year’s November Special Election. That would have raised taxes on a $180,000 home by more than $400 each year.
The money would have been used to replace Laurel Elementary School and address safety and security in schools.
Now the community is reacting to the results.
“I’m very disappointed. I’m 80 years old. I don’t have children going to school, but I have grandchildren. And I want them to have a good education,” said Genevieve Smith, who voted in favor of the bond measure.
The district would also have replaced the grandstand and lights at the high school if the bond passed.