Voters in the Lincoln school district have approved a bond issue that will fund, among other things, a new high school career center.
The $150 million bond issue was approved 39,153 to 19,597. That translates to a margin of about 67 percent to 33 percent. The final ballots in the mail-in election were due Tuesday.
In addition to the career center, being built in partnership with Southeast Community College, the bond issue will pay for:
» A new elementary school.
» A new middle school.
» Additions at Humann, Meadow Lane, Norwood Park, Pershing, Randolph and West Lincoln elementary schools, Park and Lefler middle schools and Lincoln Northeast High School.
» Technology and security upgrades throughout the district.
School officials said the district’s tax levy will remain the same because old bonds are being paid off as the new ones will be issued. However, had the election failed, taxes on a $100,000 house would have gone down about $42 per year.