Raleigh County voters keep excess levy, reject bond

Local - 2/8/2014 11:36 PM by Karen Franklin
RALEIGH COUNTY - Raleigh County voted Saturday to continue an excess levy that officials say would help schools continue to function as they have in the past.

Raleigh County Schools Superintendent Jim Brown said the results were in for all 87 precints by 10:30 p.m. About 62 percent of voters casted a ballot in favor of the excess levy, which has been in place since 1941 and will not increase any current taxes.

Brown said a $39 million bond failed to pass, receiving 30.51 percent of votes in its favor.

The school-facility bond would have helped finance construction, additions and air conditioning at several county schools.

Although voters voted against the bond, Brown told WOAY he is pleased with the continutation of the levy.

The results will not be official until Friday.


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