Elkhorn Public Schools Bond Election
Unofficial Results: from https://votedouglascounty.com/meer/Results2.pdf
FOR such Bonds and tax - 8,114 AGAINST such Bonds and tax - 5,131
ELKHORN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOND ELECTION
Douglas County, Nebraska Special Election
November 14, 2023
"Shall Douglas County School District 0010 (Elkhorn Public Schools) in the State of Nebraska issue its general obligation bonds in an aggregate stated principal amount not to exceed One Hundred Twenty-two Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars ($122,900,000), to pay the costs of construction, acquisition and improvement of elementary school facilities; additions, renovations and improvements to the District's existing buildings and facilities; and providing necessary equipment and apparatus for such buildings and facilities; with such bonds to be issued in one or more series, at such time or times, to bear interest at such rate or rates, to be sold at such prices and to become due at such time or times as may be fixed by, or determined at the direction of, the Board of Education; and
"Shall the School District cause to be levied and collected annually a special levy of taxes against all the taxable property in the School District sufficient in rate and amount to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due?"
( ) FOR such Bonds and tax
( ) AGAINST such Bonds and tax
- Bess Johnson Public Library: 2100 Reading Plaza, Elkhorn
- Spring Ridge Shopping Center: 17809 Pierce Plaza, Omaha, NE 68130
- Douglas County Election Commission Office: 12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68144
Ballots must be in the drop boxes by 8pm on November 14th. If mailed, they should be in the mail by November 7th. Be sure your signature is on the return envelope.
They claim, "...Conservative projection that this bond issue will not raise the bond levy…NO TAX INCREASE." However, home evaluation increases may mean an actual increase in taxes paid. Also, the funds currently used in paying off old bonds can now be applied to this new bond.
The selection of doing an off-year election allows for construction starts to create the least interference in school time.