LYON COUNTY (KSNT) — Voters in northern Lyon County voted Wednesday to reject a controversial school bonding plan that would consolidate three buildings in three different communities into one large, unified building.
The vote was 650 in favor of the plan and 798 against the 2015 USD 251 School Bond. All six precincts reported.
The district said the plan could save from $500,000 to $750,000 by allowing it to concentrate its resources in one location, and that it would be able to offer more programs to students. It would’ve brought all the students, staff, and administration into one location.
The bond project was estimated to cost taxpayers $39 million.
Critics argued closing the Americus and Reading Elementary schools and the Northern Heights school and putting them into one building would destroy their communities.