Vermillion School District voters hit the polls Tuesday and agreed to construct a new elementary school to replace the district’s two aging elementary buildings.
There were 902 “yes” votes in the election compared to 304 “no” votes. A 60 percent margin is needed for a successful bond election. 74.79 percent of voters agreed with the Vermillion School Board that it is time to issue twenty-six million dollars in general obligation bonds to finance the construction of the new elementary school.
According to Vermillion School Superintendent Damon Alvey, Jolley and Austin elementary schools, both constructed in the mid-1950s, are not keeping pace with modern education trends.
Voter turnout for the special election was very small, at just shy of sixteen percent.