Selah, WASH - Selah school officials waited outside the room where ballots are counted in the counties auditors office. Sighs were heard as the final vote tally was brought out.
The school district needed 60% to approve of almost 4,000 ballots to have the bond pass, they received only 53%. For the second year in a row, a Selah school bond fails.
"It's sad, I've worked my tail off and I have a committee of dedicated people. We have logged thousands and thousand of hours trying to pass this and we haven't. Voters have spoken and we except that," said Peter Dell, who works on the bond committee.
The 19.6 million dollar bond would've replaced Selah Junior High and completed a sports stadium at the senior high school.
School officials say not all the ballots have been counted, but there isn't enough left to give them the majority vote.