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Lyndon school district voters say "no" to proposed building changes

Voters in USD 421 Lyndon have effectively halted plans for major building expansions and traffic changes for the schools.

 

Votes tallied from Tuesday's special election: 615 voted against, while 198 voted in favor of the changes.

Close to 65,000 square feet in new school building space would have been added with this bond measure. Additional changes included moving the front office, new dome structures to double as auditorium and storm shelter space, as well as other security and traffic upgrades.

USD 421 Superintendent Brian Spencer:

In February, USD 421 school board members approved a $12.3 million bond issue. Passage would have raised the levy by 23 mils for Lyndon patrons, with the district picking up 55 percent of the cost.

About 51 percent of the district's total registered voters turned out for this special election.

Spencer says next week's board meeting will determine how the district proceeds.

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