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Controversial Jim Ned C.I.S.D. Bond Fails

The most heated Big Country school bond did not pass.
The Jim Ned C.I.S.D. bond failed with results tallying up to 1,094 against the bond and just 637 votes in favor of the bond.

The proposed twenty-one million dollar bond would have been spent primarily on a new elementary school that would have been located in Tuscola had the bond passed. The proposed plan would have also closed the current elementary schools in Buffalo Gap and in Lawn.

Closing the schools in Buffalo Gap and Lawn were what people did not agree with. Most voters understand that the schools need updating, but many felt as though closing the current schools would weaken the community spirit of the Buffalo Gap and Lawn. Doug Carpenter, a voter against the bond, said that he thinks it is vital to the community's livelihood to have a school.

On the other hand, Luke Harwell, a voter in favor of the bond, is disappointed that the bond did not pass, but says that something must be done in the future.

Both elementary schools in the Jim Ned C.I.S.D. were built several decades ago and are in need of repair. The layout of the schools also pose safety concerns.
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