School leaders in Lincoln County will have to regroup now that voters have soundly rejected a proposed $24 million dollar school bond.
Vote totals released on Saturday showed 595 people voted for the bond while 1,777 voted against the 15 year long bond that would have built two new schools and renovated several others.
The projects that will have to wait include the following:
- A new $18 million consolidated elementary school for Midway and Duval with space for 600 students.
- A new $12 million Guyan Valley middle school for more than 270 students in grades six through eight.
- More than $6 million in new athletic facilities at Lincoln County High School, including a new football field and running track. Another $3 million would have been put into additional classrooms and other improvements.
- About $1.7 million in upgrades and additions at West Hamlin Elementary School.
The state School Building Authority had allocated $17 million for the Lincoln County projects with a bond passage requirement. Members of the SBA will now consider other ways to spend that money.