Boone Central School District voters had until 5:00 pm to get their ballots turned in for the Special Election held today. This was the third time voters in the area were asked to determine the fate of a $12.99 million bond issue to make improvements to Boone Central Schools in Albion.
This time around, the majority voted in favor of the bond.
Unofficial results are as follows:
FOR: 982, 51.58%
AGAINST: 922, 48.42%
Ballots counted: 1,909
Superintendent Cory Worrell is pleased with the outcome.
"We are excited about the bond issue passing tonight. It is going to do a lot of great things for our students, staff members and community members."
High School Principal Eric Kravig issue this statement:
"The passing of the bond issue at Boone Central Schools is and will be a historically significant event for Albion, Petersburg and the surrounding areas. With the addition of renovated classrooms for the elementary as well as a new gymnasium, we will be able to confidently say we are providing the best possible education to our students. Not only will the improvements help students and teachers, they will also help the community by retaining and attracting families in the area. Local businesses will also see benefits with the ability of the new gymnasium to host large events such as district and conference competitions. Overall, the Boone Central Schools community should be proud as we now have cemented the quality of our education for many years to come."