10/30/2013 6:20 PM
by Rebecca Turco
PINEVILLE - A five-year school levy of about $35 million is up for vote Saturday in Wyoming County.
The excess levy would fund everything from textbooks to new computers to athletics programs, according to Superintendent Frank Blackwell. It would also fund the installation of security cameras in all county schools and buses.
Blackwell said the excess levy would go toward materials to help provide a modern education for students. "We want every child to have an up-to-date textbook or up-to-date computer to work on...and so the levy enables us to do that," he explained.
If the levy does not pass, cutbacks and reductions will occur within the school system, according to Blackwell.
County residents can vote for the excess levy from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the normal voting locations. The levy would provide the school system with an extra $7 million per year for five years.