Richfield Patch Facebook followers opened up about their thoughts on the social media site shortly after the results were in Tuesday night—.
"What a shame for the kids of Richfield Pubic Schools," Dan Jegtvig wrote.
"Very disappointed in my community tonight," Carrie Renneke Palmersheim wrote.
"So disappointing," Kirsten Shaheen wrote.
Lisa Schwab even mentioned she may think about going to a new district:
"[This] might be the end of Richfield public schools for this family," she wrote. "Isn't worth it to have my childrens education suffer."
While Jason Gabbert said he "didn't have a dog in the fight" Tuesday night, he felt the levy didn't pass simply because times are tough.
"It didn't fail because people don't care about the kids, it failed because times are tight for a lot of people and the ones who don't have kids in the system just didn't feel like surrendering that money."
However, Gabbert's reasoning didn't sit well with others involved in the discussion:
"We all know why it failed," Jegtvig responded. "The point is that it is the kids who lose."
"The district has been fiscally responsible making cuts everywhere they could," Nancy Anton Knutson wrote. "Now it will be more teachers and programs."
As of midnight, the discussion boasted nearly 30 comments and counting. Join the Facebook discussion here.