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Canutillo school voters reject major bond issue, select 3 trustees

A banner at the Canutillo Independent School District Administration Facility on Sept. 27 announces the upcoming bond vote.
Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters
A banner at the Canutillo Independent School District Administration Facility on Sept. 27 announces the upcoming bond vote.

Canutillo school voters reject major bond issue, select 3 trustees

The Canutillo Independent School District’s $264.1 million bond issue was losing badly in early voting results Tuesday, after voters said no to a similar bond proposal last fall.

More than 60% of voters opposed the bond’s two propositions, according to early voting results.

Proposition A would fund campus renovations and expansions, including relocating Alderete Middle School to a new building in the 79911 ZIP Code and reconstructing Canutillo Middle School at its current site. It also includes $14 million for districtwide security upgrades.

Proposition B will allow the district to refinance $8.4 million of maintenance tax notes it issued in 2020 to pay for districtwide WiFi, student laptops and LED lighting.

The Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees last month made Election Day a school holiday for students and staff in order to increase voter participation.

Also on the Canutillo voters’ ballot was the election for three seats on the Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees. Canutillo uses plurality voting, meaning that the three candidates with the most votes will be elected to a four-year term.

Candidates Lucy Borrego, Cindy Carrillo and Breanna Barnes led early voting. Seven other candidates trailed.

Check back throughout the evening for updated Election Day results.

This article first appeared on El Paso Matters and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

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