Voters Approve, Reject Several School District Projects


By Katie Stinson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Several eastern Iowa school districts held special elections tonight.

Voters in the Clear Creek Amana School District agreed to pay for a fourth elementary school and additions to the middle and high schools. The $48 million bond issue needed 60 percent to pass and received 79 percent, or 989 votes. 268 people voted against the bond.

For a second time Voters said "no" to a new gym in the Williamsburg School District. The $6.7 million proposal needed 60 percent to pass, but only received 56 percent, or 703 votes. 556 people, or 44 percent, voted against the new gymnasium.

Voters approved a school levy in the Central City School District to pay for building projects. The school levy is a PPLE, or physical plant and equipment levy. It needed a simple majority to pass. It passed with 56.7 percent of the vote, or 101 votes. 77 people, or 43 percent, voted against it.

In the North Linn School District, voters failed to pass a PPLE that would have paid for one-to-one computers in the high school, new buses and building upgrades. 58 percent, or 331 people voted against the levy. 236 people or 41.6 percent of voters voted in favor of the levy.

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