Clarkston School Superintendent goes back to drawing board after bond fails

CLARKSTON, WA - A bond to renovate Clarkston High School failed in a Special Election Tuesday night.

Fifty-percent of the more than 5,000 voters that turned out for the Asotin County Special Election said they don't want to pay for a
$38-million bond. The 25-year bond would've renovated and reconstructed the east wing of Clarkston High School.

Superintendent Darcy Weisner said now they'll go back to the drawing board to see what the voters are willing to pay.

"I have a pretty good idea that the concern is always going to be cost," said Weisner. "And so the board is going to have to make a decision on whether they adjust the project or adjust the cost of doing something at the high school."

The Maintenance and Operations levy on the other hand passed with a resounding yes. Nearly 60% of voters said they're willing to pay for general funds for the school district.

The Asotin-Anatone School District had an 'M-and-O' levy pass also.