Update, 9:25 p.m.:
Livingston Parish voters rejected both of the school bond propositions on Saturday’s ballot.
A $14.25 million bond proposal to build a new Springfield High School has been defeated by nearly a two-to-one margin, with 829 of the 1,265 total ballots cast in School District No. 27A being cast against the tax.
In Albany-area School District No. 24, voters similarly rejected a new school tax. There, 61 percent, or 828 votes, of the 1,368 ballots cast went against the $13.4 million funding request, which would have built a new elementary school and improved other campuses in the district.
Turnout was 29.1 percent in Springfield and 21 percent in Albany.
Update, 8:50 p.m.:
The tide turned for a school bond proposition in Albany, with 54 percent now opposed and 4 of 9 precincts reporting.
Of the 299 ballots cast in those four precincts, 160 were against the proposal.
Support continues to lag for the Springfield school bond proposal as well, with 57 percent, or 77 votes, of the 136 ballots cast in 3 of 9 precincts going against the proposal.
A pair of bond propositions for school improvements in Albany and Springfield met with mixed results during early voting.
In Albany-area School District 24, a $13.4 million bond request found favor with 53 percent, or 78 voters, of the 148 early ballots cast in the district, according to the Secretary of State’s website.
But in Springfield-area School District No. 27A, a $14.25 million bond request triggered a no vote from 59 percent, or 54 voters, of the 92 early ballots cast in the district.