About 60 percent of Alpine School District voters approved borrowing $60 million to build at least four new elementary schools and renovate 17 older buildings in the fastest-growing school district in Utah.
Unofficial Tuesday night tallies were 9,554 to 6,532 for the general obligation bond that will raise property taxes $14 annually on a $100,000 house.A $6.9 million property-tax leeway also gained passage with 8,373 votes, 52 percent of ballots cast, and 7,783 opposed.
Combined, the revenue package will increase property taxes $30.50 on a $100,000 house for the first year, climbing incrementally in three years to $63.50.
Leeway monies will pay for a $3.4 million technology upgrade and $1.2 million personnel and utility costs for new schools. Officials also want to spend $1.6 million on literacy and safety programs. Some $700,000 is dedicated to reducing junior high class sizes.