Special school levy passed again

Staff Report

October 29, 2013

Unofficial results indicate the special school levy election held Sat., Oct. 26, passed overwhelmingly. The levy supports athletics, athletic fields, instructional books and supplies, maintenance of buildings, employee supplements, local libraries, band and choral programs, playground equipment and many other things essential for Logan County school operations.

Out of 25,874 registered voters in Logan County, only 1,365 voters, or 5.28 percent, cast a ballot. There were 1,106 ballots cast for the levy and 260 ballots cast against the levy.

There were 1,090 voters who case their ballots on election day and 260 early voters. Ballots will be canvased sometime next week and official totals released.

According to the Logan County Board of Education, the annual amount set forth in the levy election was $11,773,982 and will cover the fiscal years 2014-2018. The fiscal year begins on July 1 of each year.

The levies have been in effect since 1947 and the levy passed Saturday reportedly will not raise taxes.