Referendum passes by 606 votes

Princeton School District voters approved a $29.95 million referendum Tuesday night that will ensure the building of a new K-2 elementary school and provide security and school improvements at the district’s other three school buildings.

The referendum passed by 606 votes,  1,675 to 1,069. Sixty-one percent of those turning out at the polls cast a vote in favor of the referendum.

“I am so happy that our community saw the needs our district had,” said Supt. Julia Espe. “It will benefit our children and the community for years to come,” Espe said.

The greatest voter turnout was in Baldwin Township, where 568 of the 909 voters supported the referendum.

In the city of Princeton, 457 of 633 voters supported the measure.

The vote was 161-98 in Blue Hill-Santiago townships, and 312-265 in Greenbush and Princeton townships.

The measure was defeated in Spencer Brook and Wyanett townships. The vote was 85-55 in opposition of the referendum in Spencer Brook. In Wyanett, the referendum totals were 96-92 in opposition to the question.

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