Cassia School District bond fails

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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The Board of Trustees from the Cassia County School District will discuss what actions need to be taken after voters rejected to pass a $56.7 million bond on Tuesday.

In a statement, Cassia Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Shank said,

"We are disappointed but recognize that the voters of Cassia County have spoken. Regardless of the outcome, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the citizen’s committee, the Board of Trustees the campaign, our staff, parent teacher organizations, media outlets, and to those who considered the needs of our school buildings. A tremendous effort was put forth and we honor that effort, " Shank said.

More than 50 percent of voters were in favored of the bond it needed a supermajority of two-thirds or 66.67 percent to pass.

The bond aimed to keep up with the growth and renovate some of the schools, including remodeling Dworshak Elementary School and add classrooms to Burley High School.

Shank said the board of trustees will discuss to see how the district can move forward at their meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

"We just like to thank those who came out and voted," he said. "As I said we had a good turnout. We do want to invite those that weren't in favor of the bond to let us know why. We do appreciate feedback from our patrons."

The last time voters rejected a bond was in 2015.