Voters rejected two of four Austin school district bonds — the first time in nearly 25 years the electorate said no to funding for school projects — because they thought the district was asking for too much in a difficult economy and failed to prove that all the money was needed, political watchers and consultants say.
People active in the school system also point to two high-profile controversies that they say have soured some in the community against the district’s management.
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Interactive precinct-level maps for the four AISD bond election results can be found online at statesman.com/interactive/aisd-bond-proposition-election-results