Bond Issue Defeated

    Voters reject building project.

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    An aerial view of the proposed building site based on the defeated bond issue. Photo by TCS.
    An aerial view of the proposed building site based on the defeated bond issue. Photo by TCS.

    By Andy Smith,
    Trojan Tempo Staff Writer

    TROY- Earlier this month the people of Troy, Ohio voted on a bond issue for the construction of two new schools on the edge of town on State Route 55. One school for pre-kindergarten through second grade and another school for third through sixth grade. Despite the best efforts of the Troy City Schools, the bond issue did not pass with 59.96% of people voting, casting votes against the bond issue.

    “Change is hard on people,” said Troy’s Superintendent Eric Herman. “And we’re changing everything because we were getting rid of neighborhood schools.”

    However this does not mean that the news schools are out of the picture. “The board is working on a backup plan,” said Herman. “We are still eligible for state funding so we can come back in May or next November and ask again. The state will give us some time.”

    Until the school board decides what the adjusted plan will be for the school district, buildings and classes will remain the same. When the board of education is ready to release new ideas, updates will be made at the Future of Learning link on the Troy City Schools website. There may also be more town meetings to inform the public of future plans for the Troy City Schools.

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