Newton votes down school improvement bond

NEWTON, Kan. (KAKE) -

Newton voters have rejected two bond issues that would provide school improvements as well as add a new school building.

The first issue failed with 3,359 Yes votes to 4,040 No votes. The proposal would have updated security and remodeling at Newton schools.

The second issue failed with 2,388 Yes votes to 4,986 No votes. This proposal would have added a new K-6 school south of Highway 50.

If passed, the proposals would have cost the city and taxpayers over $85 million.

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