Hays voters reject bond issue

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HAYS, Kan. (KWCH) For the second time in the last two years, Hays voters have rejected a bond proposal in Ellis County.

The most recent $78.5 million bond would have been used to build two new schools and renovate others.

Hays Public Schools Superintendent John Thissen says that despite the failed bond, the school district still needs things to be maintained.

"We would go back to that and look at it and try to come up with another plan as soon as possible," he said.

So, what would it take for the community to say yes to a bond?

Several residents said they voted against the bond because too many projects would be happening at once. Others said they thought the bond was too expensive.

Some also say they think building two new schools is unnecessary.