A bond proposal that Richmond School District officials said was necessary to update aging technology went down in yesterday’s vote. Residents rejected a $12.9 million bond proposal received 1,127 no votes with 950 in favor. The proposal would have increased property taxes by 2.2 mills, from 4 mills to 6.2 mills, costing homeowners with a house worth $100,000 about $110 more in taxes per year. The district said they need the funds to upgrade its technology infrastructure so high-speed Internet access would have been available throughout the district, as well as adding interactive white boards in classrooms, and the purchase of laptops and tablets throughout the grades. The district has less than 1,700 and is operating at about $14 million this school year.