Updated: Lincoln school bond extension passes with 56 percent of vote
Lincoln school district voters have approved a $35 million bond extension for facilities upgrades.
The unofficial vote count showed the measure passed 56 percent to 44 percent with 1,161 voters saying yes to the measure, and 926 voting no.
The bond extension means residents would continue to fund a measure that pays for such items as facilities upgrades and technology.
Some $16.8 million will be authorized for projects at the high school. The original part of the building was completed in 1960, and an addition came in 1996. A new performing arts center is a top priority to supplement the school’s small auditorium.
In addition to comprehensive infrastructure upgrades, the district is also looking to replace aging computers and add security systems at all buildings.
The proposed improvements to each school are on a website the district created.