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Bessemer school voters reject bond effort

 

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

ENNI GREGAS, Bessemer resident, votes on the special school bond proposal Tuesday in Bessemer.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - Voters rejected a Bessemer Area Schools bond proposal in Tuesday's special election by a vote of 604 to 354, blocking the district's plan to turn A.D. Johnston into a K-12 building.

Voters in the city of Bessemer voted 385 to 234 against the proposal, while voters in Bessemer Township voted 219 to 120 against the measure.

Voter turnout was 34 percent in the election, with 36 percent of Bessemer voters and 30.9 percent of Bessemer Township voters turning out to cast ballots.

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