(HILLSBORO) – Voters in the Hillsboro Public School District went to the polls Tuesday in a special election to decide whether the district move forward with a nearly $12 million referendum.
Unofficial results showed that nearly 55 percent of the 470 voters approved the referendum; however, the 60 percent needed to approve the referendum was not met, which meant the referendum failed.
In 2022, school leaders and local consultants conducted a District-wide assessment of the facilities in the district. A survey conducted showed that more than 70 percent of respondents supported a school-building project.
The District proposed building new specialized spaces on district land adjacent to the elementary school, along with a boiler replacement and other renovations at Hillsboro High School, HVAC upgrades at Hillsboro Elementary School and a new drop off and pick up lane at the Elementary School