Springfield School Bond Fails

Nov 6, 2013

Springfield School District leaders are disappointed a $62.5 million measure failed to pass Tuesday.

Hamlin Middle School.
Credit Angela Kellner

The money was sought to upgrade technology, replace Hamlin Middle School and upgrade other school buildings. Devon Ashbridge is Springfield Schools Communications Specialist:

Ashbridge: "The need to replace Hamlin hasn't diminished at all and we still have aging facilities and technologies. So I think the next steps are to work with our community to find out why the bond measure didn't pass, look at how we can create a solution that benefits everyone and everyone can support and then look to come back to our voters in a future election."

The vote was close with 51 percent against the bond and 48 in favor.

Junction City voters defeated a similar measure by a larger margin. Their School District's $ 32.4 million bond to replace aging facilities was rejected by 64 percent of voters.