Voters turn down $3M Deer Park bond

A $3 million bond issue request in Deer Park School was defeated by a wide margin on Tuesday.

Voters rejected the bond issue by a 207 to 126 margin, according to unofficial results. The mail-ballot election concluded on Sept. 19.

The bond issue would have been used to expand the school in addition to upgrading aging facilities.

According to the Hungry Horse News, the expansion project would have joined an 1880s schoolhouse with existing classrooms while relocating school offices that formerly served as a teacherage to accommodate enrollment growth over 20 years. Funding would have also been used to demolish a decades-old quonset hut that used to serve as a gym.