Of the three school districts that decided bond propositions Tuesday, Fox Public Schools was the only one that passed.

Of the three school districts that decided bond propositions Tuesday, Fox Public Schools was the only one that passed.

 

“We are glad to see voters turnout,” said Fox Superintendent Brent Phelps. “It’s a benefit of this country to be able to place our votes.”

 

The $365,000 transportation bond passed with 113 yes votes (62.43 percent) and 68 no votes (37.57 percent). District officials hope to purchase at least four new buses.

 

“It means a lot to us to upgrade our buses and provide good and efficient transportation,” Phelps said.

 

In Lone Grove, a $3.22 million bond that would have increased the size of the auditorium the district is building failed,  with only 48.58 percent of the vote, 358 voting yes to 379 voting no.

 

Attempts to reach Superintendent Todd Garrison were unsuccessful.

 

In Madill, a $22,950,000 bond failed to reach the 60-percent supermajority needed to pass. The bond received 812 votes (52.49 percent) to 735 no votes (47.51 percent).

 

The bond would have been used to build a new activity center, new agricultural and career technology education facility and new classrooms at each of the district’s four sites.

 

“The board will step back and look at it and decide which way they want to go,” said Madill Superintendent Jon Tuck.