$22 million bond for schools southeast of Lincoln passes by 11 votes

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A $22 million bond that would provide funds to schools southeast of Lincoln passed by a mere 11 votes in an all-mail election.

On Tuesday, Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shively released the unofficial results of the election.

Out of 1,180 ballots cast, 595 voted for the bond and 584 voted against it.  Shively noted that one ballot was returned blank.

The bond will provide funds to renovate and add additions to Bennet Elementary School and Palmyra Jr./Sr. High.

It would also allow the Otoe School District to purchase and install furniture, equipment, appliances and site improvements for the two schools.

To pay for the $22 million bond, there will be an annual special levy tax for those in the school’s district.

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