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Central school bond wins support

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Community members appeared to have approved a $47.3 million reconstruction bond for Central High School.

Unofficial results from the Polk County Clerk showed the general obligation bond succeeding by a voting margin of 54 percent to 46 percent.

More than 4,200 "yes" votes were cast for Measure 27-90, while 3,624 voted in opposition.

The 30-year bond levy would finance a major reconstruction of the high school and improve its athletic, library, theater and other facilities.

It would also pay for energy efficiency upgrades and renovations at other schools in the Central School District.

The bond will not raise tax rates beyond the $3.36 per $1,000 of assessed value residents currently pay because it takes effect when two old district bonds expire in 2010.

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