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IF voters reject school bond

UPDATE: Voters in the Idaho Falls school district have rejected a $110 million building bond.

The plan would have replaced Idaho Falls High School and renovated Skyline High School.

The final vote was 6,826 in favor and 4,853 against. The 58 percent approval was short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass.


The Idaho Falls School Board is seeking approval of a $110 million general obligation bond issue. If approved, the bond would finance the cost of renovating, repairing, and equipping Skyline High School.

It would also build and equip a new Idaho Falls High School building. The new school would be built on a 58-acre site on E. 49th South between Holmes and St. Clark, near Taylorview Middle School. The existing IFHS building would be re-purposed and become home to the district’s career-technical programs, administrative offices, and other community needs.

The building projects would be complete by fall of 2021.

District 91 officials believe the bond would require no tax rate increase because of overall growth and rising property values within the district.

The bond requires a 66 2/3 percent majority for approval.

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