Superintendent said vote was a “Yes” for the children as bond passes

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By Joey McWilliams

BRYAN COUNTY – After many bond issues were put up for election in the Silo school district, one has finally passed.

The vote for the bond to finance a new elementary building, as well as furnish it and address security systems for the campus passed on Tuesday night by a vote of 798-406. The numbers are technically unofficial until Friday.

Silo Superintendent Kate McDonald said as she was leaving the county courthouse that she was so happy and proud.

“We are beyond thrilled to get 66 percent of that vote tonight,” McDonald said. “It was a ‘Yes’ for Silo as a school. It was a ‘Yes’ for our children. And it was a ‘Yes’ for the future of our children.

“We’re beyond estatic. So happy, so proud and so thankful of all of our supporters who were so faithful and so diligent through everything.”

With the bond passing now and by that margin, McDonald said it was a testament to the school as a whole.

“We’re all on the same page. We’re all pulling in the same direction and we want what is best for kids first and last.”

The bond will go through paperwork with the county and money won’t make its way until after the first of the new year.

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