Osage, Iowa – Osage School District voters rejected a $14.9 million dollar bond issue for school expansions on Tuesday.
Margins showed a no vote of 52.1 percent, with a 47.9 percent of yes votes. 60 percent of a yes vote was needed to pass the bond referendum, as mandated by the state of Iowa.
Osage resident Kara Naig expressed her disappointment about the vote no.
The proposal included the addition of a full-size gymnasium, additional preschool rooms and the remodel of the current gymnasium. New windows and an upgraded HVAC system were also part of the plan.
Naig also said as a professional living in Osage and working at Mitchell County Regional Health it was not a good outcome to vote down the referendum.
The referendum had called for property taxes to increase by $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed property value.