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Sisters School District Funding Continues

The only ballot item in Tuesday’s election was Measure 9-88, that would continue funding for the Sisters School District for another five years.

 

Sisters School Board Member Kay Grady says the whoop that supporters gave up when they saw that it got over 79% approval was deafening.

 

"I think that people knew that it was a renewal of something that they were already paying for. And every family, when they make their budget, I assume that it's like our own, that it's value based. And so their values are with education."

 

Grady says the money amounts to about a million dollars a year and for a small school district, that's huge.

 

"For our school district, it's about a million dollars a year difference. And for a small school district, that makes or breaks the attitude and the climate of the whole community. When you have to let go of 13 teachers or you have to let go of a lot of school day, it's a very defeating feeling."

 

She said about 60% of registered voters in the district voted.

 

She adds the old levy expires in June and the new levy, continuing the same 75 cents per $1,000 assessed value will continue.

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