Voters in the Colonial School District turned down a measure that would have produced nearly $11 million in annual tax revenue.
They also said no to the issuance of $4.7 million in bonds for improving school security.
The Wilmington New Journal reports that nearly 3-thousand people voted against the tax measure while around 2-thousand supported it.
When it came to the bond issue around 27-hundred voted against it while 21-hundred supported the measure.
The tax measure would have represented an increase of 39.4 cents for $100 of assessed property value.