MACON R-1 AND SHELBY COUNTY R-lV VOTERS STRIKE DOWN PROP 1 (School Boundary Change)
After two successful petitions were filed and verified in April concerning possible school boundary change, voters headed to the ballot box yesterday (August 7th) where they voted on the matter (Proposition 1). Throughout the summer, Cardinal Kids United and Excellence Through Opportunity, both held meetings, and ended with two forums in which Superintendent Maddex of Shelby County R-lV held his at the South Shelby campus where he talked to district patrons about the impacts of redistricting. Excellence Through Opportunity held their forum at the Macon MIddle School Gym where they talked about the desires of why voters should pass redistricting.
A “Vote No” was AGAINST changing School Boundary Lines (redistricting), while a “Vote Yes” was in FAVOR of changing School Boundary Lines (redistricting).
All precincts involved in each district, failed the issue. Those precincts include: Hunnewell and Emden, Shelbina, Clarence, Macon Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, and the Expo Center. Clarence, which was set to move into the Macon R-1 School District if the boundary change was passed by voters, voted down the issue yesterday evening with 309 No Votes and 230 Yes Votes. Overall the issue failed with Shelby County R-lV voting 80% No and Macon R-1 Voting 65% No.
Voters voting down Proposition 1 means that everything will stay the same and that nothing will happen with the boundaries, school districts, etc.
Shelby County R-lV:
Yes - 347 Votes (20%)
No - 1426 Votes (80%)
Yes - 1045 Votes (35%)
No - 1916 Votes (65%)
TOTAL BETWEEN THE TWO:
Yes - 1,392 Votes (29%)
No - 3,342 Votes (71%)
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