Voters Again Say No to School Bond Issue for Sgt. Bluff-Luton

Sep 11, 2019

Sgt. Bluff-Luton Primary School

Sgt. Bluff-Luton Primary School

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The Sgt. Bluff-Luton School district has failed to pass a bond for the 4th year in a row, though this year’s bond was significantly smaller than past measures.

Voters in Sergeant Bluff-Luton  Community School District rejected a $33 million-dollar bond that would’ve covered building a new primary school and moving baseball and softball fields.

This year’s bond was about half of last year’s and less than the other two previous ones. So Superintendent Rod Earleywine says he was hopeful it would make it. But shortly before the bond election, he got talking with some voters at school events...

It became pretty clear that a lot of people that had voted yes for the previous bond issues were most likely either not going to vote or they were going to vote no because they did not believe this was the right plan, it did not solve all of our issues and problems.

Earleywine says the school board will meet in October to discuss its options moving forward. He says the primary school building needs major renovations.

The city of Sioux Falls is reeling after a likely tornado struck late last night, leaving behind a trail of damage and debris.

There is a level of destruction up here that we’re not used to seeing. 

That’s news anchor Brian Allen who works for KSFY-Television in Sioux Falls who says the twister touched down about a mile from his home.

Roofs have collapsed, windows have been blown out.  There is tree damage area.  Power poles are down and trees are down.

Allen is a former anchor at KCAU Television in Sioux City.

The local fire chief says at least 37 buildings were destroyed or have structural damage mainly on the south and southwestern parts of town.