Preliminary results: Kaufman ISD bond issue is voted down

City of Kaufman Mayor Jeff Jordan encourages voters to vote as they arrive at the Kaufman County Library.

When casting votes on the Nov. 8 ballot, Kaufman residents were met with two bond issue prepositions from the Kaufman Independent School District.

Preliminary results from Nov. 8 show Proposition A garnered 4,846 votes, with roughly 57% voting against the bond and roughly 43% voting to pass the bond. Proposition B was faced with even larger gaps in voting with 2,990 voters — roughly 61% — voting against the bond and 1,913 voters — roughly 39% — voting to pass it. The last bond issue to pass in Kaufman ISD was six years ago, for the construction of Kaufman High School.

Proposition A called for a $77.4 million bond to construct a new building at Phillips Elementary School. Other additions include four classrooms at Helen Edwards Early Childhood Center, eight classrooms at Kaufman High School, a gym addition at Kaufman Junior High School, and an ag barn. There are also additional school security measures covered in this proposition. Proposition B outlined a request for $12.5 million for a covered practice field for athletics, physical education classes and extracurricular activities. It also covered relocating the baseball field, as well as new tennis courts. The bond also was voted down on the municipal ballot this spring.

More local elections results will be online at www.kaufmanherald.com

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