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Ontario voters say no to school bond – again

For the second time in two years, Ontario voters have turned down money for expanding and refurbishing schools, according to final election results.

The measure for a $25 million bond wasn’t close: 59% (1,474) no to 41% (1,023) yes.

In 2017, Ontario voters turned down a $24 million proposal 54% to 46%.

Tuesday’s failure likely means schools won’t get the security upgrades that district officials considered necessary to improve safety at schools. It also means no repairs and expansions to buildings that are up to 70 years old.

The Ontario School District sought the money after a security review and after a citizen committee examined the schools and produced a list of needs.

The bond would have cost about $1 per $1,000 of assessed property value and would have been on . . .