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School bond proposal passes by wide margin

School bond proposal passes by wide margin

School bond proposal passes by wide margin

The $52,095,000 bond proposal for Lowell Area Schools passed by an overwhelming margin in the May 7 special election. The bond will pay for improvements and upgrades at schools throughout the district.

“The district is very fortunate to have community support regarding the building and facility upgrades,” said superintendent Greg Pratt. “The project engineering and design will start immediately, with some projects starting late 2019 or early 2020. The vast majority of the projects will be completed in 3.5 years.”

Out of the 18,706 registered voters in the school district, 3,386 participated in the school bond election, a turnout rate of 18.1 percent. The totals were 2,283 'yes' votes and 1,099 'no' votes. Turnout was particularly low in Cannon Twp where only 34 out of 1,976 registered voters bothered to cast a ballot. Comprehensive election results can be found at electionreporting.com.

 

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