Voters approve Easton Valley plan

MILES -- Unofficial results from the Jackson County Auditor's Office are reporting a successful bond referendum vote for the Easton Valley School District.

According to results as of 10 p.m., 65.02 percent of voters checked 'Yes' at the polls Tuesday compared to 34.98 'No' votes.

A total of 1,901 votes were cast, according to the results, with 1,236 voting in favor of the bond referendum.

District Superintendent Chris Fee said in recent weeks that the referendum will create a tax levy just shy of $2.70, ultimately generating $9.95 million to improve the district's building safety, security, and functionality.

Handicap accessibility is also a major reason for the referendum, Fee said, along with bringing the school buildings up to "21st Century standards."