Ft. Madison bond referendum fails for third time

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A $30 million bond referendum in Ft. Madison was defeated for the third time Tuesday.

The measure needed 60 percent of the vote to pass.

Only 59.2 percent of the voters voted in favor of the referendum.

Superintendent Erin Slater says, "We still feel very strongly about the safety and security of our students at the elementary level and how our facilities do not meet that need. We will rally around, plan next steps, and figure out what we need to do to correct miss information."

The multi-million bond referendum also narrowly failed last year.

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