Fairfield bond issue to reappear on May ballot

(FOX19) - The Fairfield City Schools bond issue will reappear on May ballots.

Out of more than 13,000 votes cast, the Issue 8 bond was shot down by just 59 votes on November 6.

The $2.62 million bond would have generated more than $60 million to partner with funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission to replace Fairfield Central Elementary and the Freshman School.  It would also build a brand new school. That money would bring the project to a total of nearly $80 million.

Had the bond passed, it would have cost homeowners a little over $91 a year for each $100,000 the home is worth.

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