BELLEVUE, Iowa — On the same day as the Illinois General Election, the Bellevue Community School District held a special election to build a new elementary school.
Voters were asked if they would allow the school district to spend a maximum of $14.5 million to build a new elementary school. Voters said no, 974 votes to 821 votes.
In conjunction with the proposal to build a new school, the board of directors asked for an annual tax levy increase. That referendum failed as well.
The votes needed a 60% majority to pass.
The superintendent of schools said this was the second time this proposal had gone through a vote.