Voters approve school district consolidation
OTTUMWA, Iowa —
There is one less school district in the state of Iowa as of Tuesday night.
Voters in the Van Buren and Harmony School District went to the polls.
The issue, whether the two Van Buren County School Districts should officially become a single district.
Voters in the Harmony District passed the measure 448 - 171.
The spread was even bigger in Van Buren, passing the measure 597 - 34.
The new district will be known as Van Buren County.
The two districts have been sharing grades seven through 12 since 2016.
Voters also authorized the new district to spend money from the Save Fund, called Special Measure B on Tuesday's ballot.
That is money collected through a one-cent sales tax, which is set aside for the newly consolidated school district.