It lost by 60 votes. But the school district plans to try again in November.
Culver Schools Superintendent Stephanie Garber says she's trying to meet with naysayers .. to convince them why the bond is needed.
"It is my hope that we join all the other communities and support our school bonds, so our kids have an equal opportunity to be in buildings that are safe and warm and adequate for them."
A citizens committee is being formed next month to look at whether to ask for the same amount, 9.8 million to upgrade deteriorating schools or to change the proposal.