The second attempt this year at getting taxpayers to shell out for supplemental school funding has failed again.
The unofficial count for the $600K, two-year levy, was Yes, 176; No, 503, which takes it this time around to almost 3-1. The $450K, two-year levy election held last March 8, failed 2-1, with 488 voters stepping up to the ballot box. Today, 679 citizens made their vote count.
Absentee voters made a better show this summer, with 16 yeas and 77 nays, as opposed to March, with only 2 yeas and 18 "no sirs".
The good news is the previous administration brought forth a balanced budget and the new board adopted it with just a few revisions. The school has a balanced budget for the coming year. Over the last two years, non-essentials have been trimmed down. Let's wish the new administration good luck in operating within their means. Parents, teachers and community members are already donating hours and finding ways to make it work.
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