Vallivue School District bond passes after recount

Posted at 11:40 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 14:21:50-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Vallivue School District bond has passed after a recount of the votes Tuesday.

The votes on election day were so close--there was only a single digit margin between pass and fail--that Canyon County officials decided a recount was necessary.

Results on election day showed the bond passed with 66.71% of the vote. It needed 66.67% to pass. With 2,421 people voting, it means just one or two votes led to the bond's passage.

The money is pegged to be used to build a new middle school, remodel the existing middle school and buy land for future schools.

Official Results: Passed

66.71% - In Favor
1,615 votes

33.29% - Against
806 votes

Check out our other coverage from the school bond election here.