Tooele County voters shot down a pair of measures that would have raised property taxes to build and operate schools.

Voters rejected a proposal to authorize the school board to bond $45 million to build two new secondary schools in the northeast quadrant of the county. The measure failed by a vote of 3,213 to 2,129.Voters also refused to establish a voted leeway tax, proceeds of which would have been used to operate schools. The question failed 3,267 to 2,019.

Combined, the measures would have hiked property taxes on a $100,000 home about $270 a year.

Last year, voters approved $10 million in bonds to help construct a new elementary school in Wendover and new classrooms at two other elementaries.

"I guess the only thing I can think of is, folks didn't want their taxes raised. . . . We're going to have to sit down and analyze everything, I guess," said Superintendent James Buckley.