Voting BCSD Levy 2018

Hailey residents Andy Andrews and Katherine Sheldon vote in the Blaine County School District Levy election at the Community Campus on Tuesday."It's important to get out and vote," Andrews said.

With all 17 precincts reporting, 1,947 voters cast ballots in favor of the Blaine County School District’s request to split its annual $5.98 million plant facilities levy in two, to create flexibility in spending, while 1,186 voters cast ballots against the proposal.

With the levy proposal approved, the district will collect a $2.99 million plant facilities levy and a new $2.99 million supplemental levy to patch its perennial seven-figure general-fund shortfall.

The vote today culminates months of debate and years of discussion, as the BCSD—one of the richest districts in the state—has aimed to boost stagnant revenues to meet the ever-rising costs of staff salaries and benefits.

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