West Branch bond vote passes

WEST BRANCH, Iowa - Voters in the West Branch School District on Tuesday approved a $19.5 million bond issue, including an increase to the bond tax levy and a revenue purpose statement.

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Voters approved the bond issue by 956 votes for yes, or 63.2 percent, against 555 votes for no, or 36.7 percent.

The bond tax levy increase also passed with 938 votes for yes, or 62 percent, against 571 votes for no, or 37.8 percent.

The revenue purpose statement passed by 999 votes for yes, or 66.1 percent, against 463 votes for no, or 30.6 percent.

The bond will pay for an addition to the high school to house the middle school, as well as remodel and repair the high school.