Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Duchesne School Bond Fails

Voters rejected Duchesne County School District's proposal to borrow $49 million to build and upgrade schools, according to unofficial vote counts.The bond failed by a healthy margin with 1,699 "no" votes and 1,175 "yes."The bond would have paid to replace 50-year-old Altamont and Union high schools, refurbish elementary schools and build a new elementary school in Roosevelt. And unlike two larger school construction bonds that passed Tuesday, the Duchesne proposal would have cost taxpayers an average $168 per year, possibly more if home values fall as some have predicted.Salt Lake Tribune