Patrons in the St. Maries school district voted today in favor of the $2.073 million replacement levy.
The measure, which was originally defeated by a 59-vote margin in the March 12 election, passed 1174 to 536 and provides approximately 24% of all funding for the district’s operation, including staff salaries, basic maintenance and other expenses.
Today’s vote was seen as a last chance by district trustees, who had said that if the levy had failed immediate cuts to programs and personnel would be necessary to balance the budget for next year.
Kootenai School District also presented a supplemental levy measure to its voters today, asking for a $750,000 replacement levy. Those totals were not available at press time but will be updated on the Gazette Record Facebook page as well as in the Blitz! email service tomorrow morning.
Voters in the Plummer/Gateway Highway District voted in two commissioners. In the race for the District 1 seat, Roger Cool defeated Kevin Koropatnicki 64-11, and Jack Denny was the lone candidate to represent District 2.