Voters in the Broken Bow Public Schools District have chosen not to pass a $29.9 million bond issue that would have seen classroom upgrades, improved Career and Technical Education within the school, a new auditorium, and athletics upgrades.
Voters rejected the bond 503-848. The bond, which would have had an $0.11 impact on the levy for the next 25 years, can be placed in front of voters again in 6 months. If the BBPS Board of Education chooses to, the levy for the special building fund could be increased to address some of the code, safety, and renovation issues if a bond is not passed in the future.
BBPS Superintendent Darren Tobey said at a community meeting there is no ‘plan B’ at the moment and the board will re-evaluate if that time comes.
According to Custer County Election Commissioner Connie Gracey, voter turnout was 38.8%