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Durant bond referendum fails

More than 1,000 votes cast


With 1,027 votes cast, the Durant Community School District bond referendum has failed. Needing 60 percent "yes" votes for passage, the proposed $10.8 million project instead received between 62-63 percent "no" votes at the polls Sept. 11.

Question 1 received 636 "no" votes while Question 2 received 651 "no" votes, compared to 385 and 372 "yes" votes respectively.

The bond project included a $4.8 million athletic facility, auditorium renovation, new administrative wing with secure high school entrance, conversion of the middle school gym to band/chorus/art rooms and STEM classrooms.

Further coverage of the bond vote will be printed in a future edition of the Advocate News.