LA CROSSE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Voters in the Coulee Region considered a number of school district referendums Tuesday night. In La Crosse, a 194.7 million dollar referendum has been turned down.

The money from the referendum would have gone towards the purchase of the Trane Technologies site on the city’s south side. A new, consolidated high school was planned for the area, and the Central and Logan High School buildings would then be turned into middle schools.

More than 18,000 “no” votes were cast in yesterday’s election, compared to 8,000 “yes” votes. The school district believed the single high school plan was the best way to address aging facilities, declining enrollment, and budget shortfalls.