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Ballots mailed out for Kalispell schools levy request

Posted at 10:13 AM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 14:09:26-04

KALISPELL – Mail-in ballots have been sent out for the $1.2 million Kalispell Public Schools levy request.

This is the first general fund levy that the district has requested from voters in the last 12 years.

Since then, enrollment has increased by over 330 students, supporting two of the largest schools in the state.

The levy addresses school safety concerns as well as curriculum and technology improvements.

Kalispell School Superintendent Mark Flatau says money generated by the levy would help the district in desperate need for upgrades.

“Folks may remember that in 2014 a high school tech levy failed.  And so, for that reason, we’re really desperately looking to correct that issue in regards to getting some funding for technology,” Flatau said. 

The Superintendent added that is the levy passes about $300,000 of the money would go towards updating the high school’s technology.

The ballots are due back by May 7th. Click here for more information on the school levy request.