(Oakland) Riverside school district voters say no for the second time in a year to a $13.3 million dollar bond issue.
According to the Pottawattamie County Auditor’s Office the referendum to build a new $21.6 million dollar K-12 facility just south Oakland received 54.96 percent of the vote. This is just shy of the 60-percent supermajority needed to pass the school bond issue. The unofficial results show 925-voted yes, and 758 voted no. The new facility would have replaced the existing high school and elementary schools in Oakland, and the middle school students in Carson
In Macedonia, 126 voted yes, and 111 said no. Carson school district voters had 218 “yes” votes, and 169, “no” ballots. In Oakland, 416 said yes, and 169 voted no.
In April 2011, the referendum received 53-percent of the vote.
February 8, 2012