(Oakland) The Riverside school district is in the process of determining their next step towards a new school building.
Earlier this month a $14 million bond issue for Riverside schools to build a 7th-12th grade building on the south edge of Oakland failed to pass by just 33 votes.
Superindendent Jim Sutton says the district has been receiving feedback from voters and when it comes to those who voted no, here’s what Sutton says they gave for an explanation.
"Folks in our community would be playing alot, so it seemed like the major emphasis from the opposition was, 'this is alot of money.'"
The passing of Iowa Western’s $22 million bond issue at the same time may have also hindered Riverside’s efforts. Their next opportunity to put a proposal in front of voters will be June 25th and Sutton says he would be surprised if it is not up for vote again and he does not expect any dramatic changes from the previous proposal.