Keene Voters REJECT $12 million bond

Keene voters have rejected the 20 year bond that the School District has spent $30,000 advertising. Question 1, which would have authorized the Board to borrow $12 million to renovate the five elementary schools and repurpose Jonathan Daniels School to be a pre-k failed to obtain the needed 60% to pass. That warrant article received 1298 votes, or 55.66%. The School Board’s proposed budget of $63,578,424 passed by a vote of 1376-606 (60% of ballots cast).
The new teacher’s contract was also approved, that contract will increase yearly expenses by an estimated $500,000 per year.
Warrant Articles 2, 3 & 4 all failed, while Warrant Articles 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 all passed.

Christine Parshall was elected to the 1-year seat with 49.45% of the vote, Ian Freeman received 5.41% of the vote.
Edward R. Murdough, Dawn M. Mutuski & Jim Carley were elected to the three 3-year seats.

Full results can be downloaded here.

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