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Tea voters reject $10.5 million bond

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For the second time this year, voters in the Tea area have shot down a bond aimed at absorbing the city's skyrocketing student population.

The $10.5 million bond would have paid for an addition to the existing elementary school and it would have built a new school at 32nd Street and Ellis Road in rural Sioux Falls.

Superintendent Jennifer Lowery tells KSFY News 58.89% of voters said yes to the bond, but they needed 60% for it to pass. That's just 14 votes short.

Tuesday's decision comes after voters rejected another bond by 30 votes in September.

Lowery says she and the Tea School Board will continue to work with the community on this issue. The results of Tuesday's vote will be discussed at Wednesday night's school board meeting.

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