Independence voters have rejected a plan to build a new high school — for the third time. The 12-point-seven million dollar bond issue was defeated Tuesday when it failed to get the required 60-percent majority of the votes. Results show 15-hundred-51 voters — or 51-percent — said “yes” to the measure, while 14-hundred-51 voters — or 49-percent — said “no.” A second issue, which would have allowed school officials to raise property tax levies in the district, received only 49-percent voter approval. Similar bond issues have been defeated in Independence each of the past two years.
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