Voters approve Stevensville school bonds

Posted at 8:55 PM, May 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 00:27:41-04

STEVENSVILLE – The unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show that a pair of school bonds in Stevensville are passing.

There are two bonds on the ballot, depending on where you live. There’s a $6.3 million elementary school bond, and $14.1 million high school bond. Voters in the Lone Rock area are only casting votes on the high school bond.

The proposals would pay for safety and security upgrades across the Stevensville campus, and repairs to existing facilities and systems like heating and lighting, some of which date back to the late 1950s.

But the bonds would also allow for a reconfiguration of the campus, providing better parking and traffic flow, and converting unused spaces into new classrooms.

Early returns on Tuesday evening showed the high school bond levy passing by a 54%-to-46% margin — 1,984 votes in favor and 1,697 against.

The elementary school bond was ahead by a margin of 55%-to-45% — 1,500 votes in favor and 1,203 against.

Stevensville Mayor Brandon E. Dewey issued a statement on Tuesday night saying, “the passage of the 2019 Stevensville School bonds is a great step forward for our community. These bonds invest in our children and let them know that we as a community believe in them and know that our town’s future and our school district’s future align and are one.”

Click here to view the latest unofficial results from the May 7, 2019 elections.