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Lolo School levy headed to voters

Posted at 3:43 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 17:43:59-04

LOLO – The Lolo School Board of Trustees voted to propose a general fund levy on the May 2018 ballot.

Their priorities include promoting healthy class sizes and supporting the operations of the district.

They are asking to increase local taxes in the amount of $150,000. The funds would support reducing class sizes, student behavior support services and operations of the district.

The Lolo Public School District is not part of Missoula County Public Schools and receives no funding from their levies and bonds.

Lolo voters last approved a levy in 2008.

Lolo school officials say six classes currently exceed size standards, one section is a combined grade classroom and they say they reduced staff by 3.5 teachers and one administrator.

Ballots must be submitted either by 8 p.m. Tuesday May 8 either at one of the drop off locations or at the Elections Center at the Missoula Fairgrounds. No post marks will be accepted.

Ballots can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • Bonner School
  • Frenchtown Elementary 
  • Lolo Elementary 
  • Seeley Lake Elementary 
  • Rattlesnake Elementary
  • Franklin School.