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After defeat, Shepherd schools looking for another vote soon

Posted: 6:34 PM, May 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 14:49:14-04

SHEPHERD – It was a disappointing day for those with the Shepherd school district as voters rejected a $17 million plan to renovate the school Tuesday night.

Superintendent Scott Carter told Q2 Wednesday that the district is ready to get back to work and get something on a ballot again soon.

“We’re feeling optimistic,” said Carter. “We are disappointed about the vote, but to see the citizens get involved with the school the way they have is encouraging.”

The Shepherd school board will meet Wednesday night to discuss the next steps. Carter said they will also be speaking with the architect to discuss ways to cut down on their initial $17 million ask.

“I think there are a lot of positives to take away,” said Carter. If we need to adjust something, we’ll adjust some and that’s what the voting process is about.

Carter said he will recommend getting something out to voters as soon as possible.