June 25, 2024

WCA voters pass key school funding levies

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Jake Sias
Grant County Herald

Residents of the West Central Area  School District have cast their votes affirmatively on two pivotal levy measures, signaling strong community support for the district’s education initiatives. Official tallies from the election show the operating levy was renewed with a favorable vote of 577 to 301, a 65.72% majority. Similarly, the capital project “tech” levy passed with a 60.98% majority, equating to 536 affirmative votes against 343 opposing.

Superintendent Paul Brownlow expressed his appreciation for the community’s backing, stating, “We appreciate our district’s voters supporting the great programs that are available in our school district.”

This electoral outcome secures the operational funding of the district at its current amount of $1.3 million until 2026, when it will be subject to adjustments aligned with state inflation guidelines. The capital “tech” levy, aimed at enhancing the district’s technological capabilities, promises an influx of $300,000 per year over the next ten years, totaling a $3 million investment.

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