Mapleton Loses School Referendum by 30 Votes

Voters in Mapleton have rejected a $7.2 million dollar school referendum.

Mapleton’s business manager Kenneth Steiner says the measure got just over 50 percent approval but needed a 60 percent majority to pass in Wednesday’s special election.

He says they lost by about 30 votes.

The school received feedback from voters saying the language of the ballot was confusing.

The money would have paid for a new K-8 school.

The current school was built in 1924.

Administrators say they expect enrollment to climb in coming years.