- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Eastern Idaho voters have rejected a $92 million bond that Bonneville Joint School District 93 officials say was needed to reduce overcrowding.

The bond needed about 67 percent approval to pass but received only about 46 percent on Tuesday.

The money would have been used for a new high school and middle school.

District 93 Superintendent Chuck Shackett says the district will have to take some time to figure out how to house a growing student population.

Randy Trane opposed the bond measure and says he hopes the district comes up with a reasonable proposal to take care of the overcrowding in the district.

In Madison School District 321, voters rejected a $2.5 million plant facilities levy. About 54 percent of voters approved the plan, but it needed 67 percent.

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