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Voters rejecting Marysville school bond

MARYSVILLE - A $32 million construction bond for the Marysville School District is failing to get the required supermajority in the April 27 special election.

Preliminary results from the April 27 election have the construction bond receiving 5,034 (50.43 percent) Yes votes and 4,949 (49.57 percent) No votes. The measure needs a 60 percent supermajority Yes vote to pass.

The school district had previously put a $78 million bond to replace the district's three oldest school buildings on the ballot in February. It only received 53 percent of the vote, falling short of the required 60 percent supermajority. The $32 million bond would replace the Cascade Elementary school building, which Superintendet Larry Nyland deemed "our worst school building" based on the consensus of a number of engineers and architects who have examined it, but at the same time, he emphasized that the bond would also cover improvements to technology and health and safety for the district as a whole.

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