Knoxville residents vote against non-binding school district referendum items

Residents of the Knoxville School District voted largely against a pair of non-binding referendum items on Tuesday’s primary ballots.

Citizens narrowly shot down the question of whether District 202 should waive tuition for children of teachers who live outside of the school district by a margin of 48.48 percent to 51.52 percent.

The other referendum item was more overwhelmingly voted down. That question was whether the school district should sell non-referendum bonds to finance an artificial turf football field in addition to a solar field.

Voters voted down that referendum item by a nearly 50-point margin, 74.91-25.09 percent.

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