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Voters to again decide on $16.95 million school bond


For The Sun-Telegraph

An artist's rendering of the proposed Sidney Elementary School.

Sidney's school board will again bring plans for a new elementary school before voters, hoping for approval of a $16.95 million bond. The measure was previously defeated in a September 2013 special election by just 105 votes.

The bond will appear on local ballots as part of the May 13 primaries, with the proposed school to be constructed along Fort Sidney Rd.

"While it did get voted down, it's obvious almost half of the voters are for it," Sidney Public Schools superintendent Jay Ehler said. "We hope this time we can get it passed."

At issue, in part, is the condition of Sidney's aging elem...

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