Linn County election officials have confirmed that a seven-point-two million dollar bond issue in the Alburnett School District was defeated by just one vote. Voters went to the polls on May 2nd to decide the issue and following a canvass of the vote, it was determined the bond issued failed with 460 “yes” votes and 307 “No” votes, or 59-point-nine-seven percent voter approval.
The issue needed 60-percent approval to pass. A recount Thursday afternoon confirmed the total and that the issue failed by just one vote. The bond would have paid for an addition at the high school that would have housed seven classrooms, as well as an elevator, making the facility handicapped accessible.