Rushford-Peterson Referendum Fails

Posted at: 12/19/2012 8:51 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Voters have rejected a 15 million dollar referendum in the Rushford-Peterson School District.

School leaders tell us 993 people voted against the plan, while 658 voted in favor of it Wednesday.

The money would have allowed for a new elementary school building with renovations to the current building so it could house middle school students.

The last time a referendum passed in the district was 43 years ago. The current elementary school building is more than 100 years old.