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MVSD swings ‘yes’ vote on $2.6 mil levy; passes by 58.4 percent

Voters in Mountain View School District 244 came out with a yes vote in Tuesday’s March 10 $2,663,246 supplemental levy election.

Passing with a simple majority by a higher than usual percentage of 58.4 percent, MVSD saw 826 yes votes to 589 no votes for a total of 1,415 votes cast. This is approximately 26 percent of registered voters. In 2014, the levy passed by just 52 percent.

Results are unofficial until canvassed by the Idaho County Commissioners, who have 10 days from the election to do so.

“We certainly thank the patrons of this school district for getting out and voting,” said MVSD 244 Superintendent Kent Stokes. “We will move forward and do the very best we can for our students and continue to spend our taxpayers’ money wisely.”

“We would like to thank all our communities for their support,” said trustee Rebecca Warden who represents Grangeville zone 3 on the school board. “Our kids are an invaluable resource to our communities and it is great to support them.”

How we voted by precinct:

MVSD 244: Clearwater: 38 yes, 41 no; Cottonwood 1: 1 yes; 0 no; Elk City: 14 yes, 34 no; Fenn: 25 yes, 38 no; Grangeville: 409 yes, 136 no; Harpster: 33 yes, 21 no; Joseph: 3 yes, 13 no; Kamiah: 0 yes, 11 no; Kooskia: 101 yes, 101 no; Lowell: 23 yes, 32 no; Riggins: 2 yes 2 no; Slate Creek 1: 27 yes, 55 no; Stites: 41 yes, 29 no; White Bird: 18 yes, 33 no; Slate Creek 2: 3 yes, 5 no; Absentee: 88 yes, 38 no. Votes cast: 826 yes plus 589 no for 1,415 total.


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