HARRAH — A $44.6 million school bond proposal was rejected by district voters Tuesday, according to the Oklahoma Election Board.
The bond would have been the largest in the district's history.
It missed the 60 percent threshold needed for passage by 6.1 percent when 53.9 percent of residents voted yes; 46.1 percent voted against it.
The bond was a second attempt for school officials who prepared a $36 million bond proposal in February. That election also failed, just missing the 60 percent threshold for passage.
The bond would have affected all of Harrah's campuses, providing money for remodeling, classroom additions and technology upgrades.
The largest item on the proposed budged was an $8.2 million overhaul of the districts athletic facilities.
The bond would have increased property taxes by an additional $80 for every $1,000 paid by homeowners.
Also Tuesday, voters in the Chisholm Public Schools district, located in Garfield County, approved a $17.9 million bond proposal to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, equipping, repairing and remodeling school buildings.
The exact amount of the bond proposal is $17,995,000.