Beaufort County voters shot down two school-related proposals on the Nov. 8 ballot. One would have allowed the Beaufort County School District to borrow $217 million to pay for new schools and make improvements to existing ones. It was defeated 38,650 votes to 32,409.
The other proposal asked for a special 1 percent education capital improvements tax be imposed for 10 years to pay for several projects. It was defeated 43,141 to 29,796. Beaufort County voters also shot down Question 1 on the ballot, which asked that a special 1 percent sales and use tax be imposed in Beaufort County for not more than four years to help pay for several projects. It was defeated 40,331 to 34,069.