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Papillion, La Vista voters approve school bond; Bellevue voters reject economic development measures

The Papillion-La Vista School District will move forward with plans for a new elementary and a new Junior High school.

Voters in the PLV school district approved a $59.6 million bond measure Tuesday. Over the next several years, the district will build two new schools and renovate six existing ones. PLV Superintendent Rick Black says the projects are necessary to accommodate anticipated growth southwest of 96th Street and Giles Road.

Bellevue voters rejected two economic development measures. One would have raised the sales tax one-half percent to fund infrastructure projects. The city wanted to put $375,000 of the tax revenue toward development of the Highway 34 Corridor.

The other ballot measure sought to create an economic development program to provide business loans, job training, and incentives.