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Greenville, Sulphur Springs, Bonham voters all reject school district bond proposals

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Quinlan ISD bond also fails, Leonard ISD bond passes.

Voters in Northeast Texas rejected bond proposals presented by some of the region’s largest school districts in the Nov. 8 elections.

In Greenville, a bond package was defeated by 140 votes out of 8,920 votes cast. The $136.5 million package would have paid for a new middle school and a new early childhood center.

In Sulphur Springs, voters rejected a bond proposal by a 92-vote margin out of 7,710 ballots. The $81.5 million bond would have paid for a new Travis Primary School, along with additions and renovations at other campuses.

And in Bonham, that school district’s bond proposal was defeated by 403 votes, from a total of 3,985 votes. Most of the $60 million bond would have funded a major makeover of L.H. Rather Junior High School.

In Greenville, Sulphur Springs, and Bonham, all bond proposals were reworked versions of similar proposals that were rejected by local school district voters in the May 2022 elections.

In other voting, Quinlan ISD voters defeated a bond proposal by a comfortable margin – out of 4,995 votes, the margin was 879. Leonard ISD voters bucked the regional trend by passing their district’s bond proposal. Out of 120 votes cast, the bond passed by 10 votes. And West Tawakoni mayor Jim Turnipseed will be back for another term. He defeated Pam Reed by 20 votes out of 214 ballots cast.