Unofficial Final Results: LPS Bond Issue Passes

By: Nick Starling/ Associated Press Email
By: Nick Starling/ Associated Press Email
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) UNOFFICIAL FINAL RESULTS

REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL: 163,570
BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL: 58,800
VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL: 36.0 %

LINCOLN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOND QUESTION
FOR such Bonds and tax: 39,153 66.8 %
AGAINST such Bonds and tax: 19,597 33.2 %

Unofficial final results are in and the numbers show the the Lincoln Public Schools District's $153 million bond issue will pass.

The all-mail election asked voters to approve bonds for building an elementary school and a middle school on the southeast side of the city.

There will be additions at Humann, Meadow Land, Norwood Park, Pershing, Randolph and West Lincoln elementary schools, Park and Lefler middle schools and Lincoln Northeast High School.

Also, the money would construct a high school career center in partnership with Southeast Community College.

There will be secured entrances for the schools and added security card access entries throughout the school district.

Included in this bond is to update the technology for the schools to access the fiber optic network district wide and increase wireless internet by upgrading cabling, switches, routers and access points to provide reliable wireless internet access.

LPS says they will fund all of this based on the current levy rate with no planned levy increase.

More than 163,000 ballots were sent out. Marked ballots had to be received by the Lancaster County election commission office by 5 p.m. Tuesday.


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