Chester County residents vote against $263 million bond referendum to fix schools

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Voters in Chester County, over the weekend, decided not to pass a multi-million-dollar bond that would have gone toward fixing schools. The results are unofficial and will be certified on Friday.

The $263 million bond would have had paid for several projects, including a new Chester and Lewisville high school, upgrades to schools in the Great Falls community, athletics upgrades and more.

This was the district’s third attempt for a bond. One bond failed in 2020 and another in 2018.

If the bond passed, there would have been a tax increase.

The vote was on May 14, 2022.

For a full breakdown of the bond referendum, click here.

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