The main reason because people's taxes would increase. So an average home income of $50,000 would pay $151 a year. The Superintendent at Blanket ISD was hoping it would pass to benefit future students. Another reason why people didn't want to pass the bond is because they believe that the students don't need an other gym, but right students are exercising in the hallway. The gym is still under construction from the tornado, but even when it's complete the gym can't fit all eight teams the school has.
The board will try again in the future to pass the bond. The superintendent believes that it was bad timing to pass the bond. He believes that with the affordable care act families are having more bills and the last thing they would want are higher taxes, but the state was going to pay 57% of the bond while 43% would be local funds.