Jefferson City School Officals React to Bond and Levy Vote Failure

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JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City School District officials are disappointed after voters rejected the bond and levy proposals on Tuesday. In the election, 67.5 percent of voters rejected the 79 million dollar obligation bonds that would be used to build a new schools, and 64.3 percent rejected an increase in the district's operating levy. 

The funds from the bond proposal would be used to build another high school to replace the current one built in 1964. District Spokesman David Luther said a new facility would also prevent overcrowding as larger class sizes are entering the district.

Though the proposals were rejected this time, Luther said the district will begin discussing what will happen next. "At this point it is important that we take a step back and evaluate what we need to do to move forward," Luther said. 

The district plans to reach out to the community to see what it did not like in the proposal, and what the district can do to ensure a proposal like this can pass in the future.

Jefferson City has not approved an increase in local school funds since 2002.