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Both school referendums fail in Ellsworth

Ellsworth School District voters rejected both referendum questions Tuesday. 

The facility referendum failed 1,379-901. That equates to roughly 60.4 of voters voting against

The operational referendum, which would have allowed $800,000 in additional revenues for the next three academic years, was closer at 54.5 percent, 45.5 in support. The vote was 1,243-1,038.

"The Ellsworth Community School District Board of Education would like to thank the members of the Ad Hoc Facilities Committee, all of our staff, and community members who worked hard to develop the referendum questions that were put before our community. While these were not passed, we will continue to work to find the best avenues to address our district's financial and facility needs," district website said Wednesday.

The results are unofficial until the district canvasses the results at 4:15 p.m. Monday.

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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