Voters in the Grain Valley School District on Tuesday rejected a $3 million bond issue for enhancements at Grain Valley North Middle School.
The proposal won 65 percent of the vote, just short of the two-thirds majority required in a special election. No tax increase would have been required to retire the bonds.
The expansion proposal included an exploratory classroom, a second wing of classrooms and possibly a production kitchen. One beneficiary would have been the music program, which was cramped for space.
Officials said the expansion was proposed to keep educational experiences equal at the two middle schools. The extra space would have accommodated 450 more students at North, which opened in 2009.