Voters in Highland Park ISD have narrowly approved the district’s $361.4 bond proposal, by far the largest in its history.
With all precincts reporting on Tuesday, the tally is 4,542 to 3,754 — or 54.75 percent in favor and 45.25 percent against.
Turnout was very high, both during early voting (4,814 votes) and on Tuesday (3,482). Of those who voted early, 62.42 percent approved, although more votes were cast in opposition than in favor on election day. Two of the 14 precincts had more “no” than “yes” votes.
The district’s most recent bond election in 2008 drew just 2,023 votes, but it was far less contentious. That $75.4 million referendum had 91.2 percent vote in favor.