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Both Ellsworth referendum questions failed

Both Ellsworth school referendum questions failed Tuesday. 

Question one relating to the facililty referendum failed by a tally of 1,379 (60.4) to 901 (39.5). Question two pertaining to the operational referendum fell by a 1,243 (54.4) to 1,038 (45.5) vote. 

On its website, the School District said the following: 

"The Ellsworth Community School District Board of Education would like to thank the members of the Ad Hoc Facilities Committee, all of our staff, and community members who worked hard to develop the referendum questions that were put before our community. While these were not passed, we will continue to work to find the best avenues to address our district's financial and facility needs."

The results are unoffical until the School District canvasses 4:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 24.