Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Jeremy Bias
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Dec. 15, 2012 9:35 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 16, 2012 9:44 PM EST
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, Wayne County
, West Virginia
The unofficial count for the Wayne County School Bond Levy is in and it appears to have failed. As of 10:30 Saturday night, 4,200 voted against, 17 voted for the levy.
On the ballot, $33.1 million dollars worth of bonds which would've been combined with $20 million dollars from the School Building Authority to build or renovate schools across the County.
Poll workers say there was about a 15 percent voter turnout. The $53 million dollars would've been used to build a new consolidated elementary school for Kenova and Ceredo. Two Years ago, the old Kenova Elementary had a sinkhole and had to close. The County constructed a temporary elementary school made of several modulars on the old C-K Football Field.
The bond would've also paid for a Pre-K through 8th grade facility in Crum, Astroturf for the County's three high school football fields and building enclosures at Lavalette Elementary.
Some say the bond levy should've been added in the general election last month, to save tax payers dollars.