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Voters approve $250M bond for Canyons School District

Voters approve $250M bond for Canyons School District

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SALT LAKE CITY - The Canyons School District will be getting $250 million to build two new schools and rebuild five other buildings.

Voters approved the bond Tuesday, but just barely. It passed by a mere 1 percent -- roughly 335 votes.

The district's superintendent talked to the Deseret News Tuesday night and did not seem concerned that nearly half of the voters in the district opposed the bond. He is expecting the win to stand, even after absentee ballots are counted.

Residents in the district are still paying off a former Jordan School District bond that passed before the districts split. As those payments taper off, payments on the new bond will kick in.

It also means property owners in the Canyons School District will not see a decrease in their property taxes for another eight years or so.

Salt Lake County voters also passed a $5 million bond in Cottonwood Heights to improve parks and recreation.

Voters defeated a $12 million bond that would have been used to update the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center.

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