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Ballot issues in Cañon City School District approved in close election

By: SARA KNUTH, Cañon City Daily Record
November 8, 2017 Updated: November 8, 2017 at 8:49 am
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Cañon City School District Director of Special Services Lynnette Steinhoff, Director of Support Services Paula Buser, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Adam Hartman and Gerry Buser, Paula Buser's husband, look over voting results on Tuesday at the Fremont County Administration Building. (Sara Knuth, Daily Record)

The Cañon City School District passed a major hurdle Tuesday after the community voted in favor of its bond issue, paving the way to rebuild Washington Elementary School and Cañon City Middle School.

The district also received a strong showing of support for its mill levy, which will generate funds for a one-to-one student technology program, as well as other educational resources. Voters approved the measure by 549 votes, with 4,382 votes in favor and 3,833 opposed.

The bond issue, which also will address major facilities issues within the district's other schools, passed by a razor-thin margin, with 4,129 votes in favor and 4,057 votes against.

The district still has one more obstacle to get past before it can begin construction.

Read more at canoncitydailyrecord.com.

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